Bangladesh is making impressive progress in reducing hunger and undernutrition. The rate of child stunting—low height for age, an indicator for chronic undernutrition—is still high, at 36 percent. However, it is dropping fast, down from 41 percent in 2011 and 51 percent in 2004. The country is on course to meet global targets for reducing […]
Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Rwanda are the first four countries to partner with Compact2025. These four countries are committed to rapidly end hunger and undernutrition and have made good progress in reducing both. To help them accelerate progress even more, Compact2025 will initiate its activities in these focal countries. IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan and […]
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Chinese Olympic gold medalist Gao Min as an ambassador of Compact2025. Known as the “Diving Queen”, Ms. Gao conquered the diving world and was named Woman's World Springboard Diver of the Year consecutively from 1986 to 1992. Ms. Gao is also known for her passion in humanitarian […]
Political commitment to address undernutrition has ramped up significantly. Recognizing the need for well-documented stories of how to generate and scale up nutrition successes and develop leadership in nutrition, the Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition project will bring together several narratives of change – of country-level progress, of successful programs and interventions, as […]
IFPRI would like to applaud UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s leadership, with ICN2 and the Zero Hunger Challenge, in calling for a global partnership of multiple stakeholders to eliminate hunger and malnutrition.