To speed up progress toward ending malnutrition, informed decision making is critical.
The 2018 Access to Nutrition Index finds that the world’s largest food and beverage companies have stepped up their efforts to encourage better diets. However, they need to do much more to set transparent nutrition targets, improve the healthiness of their products, comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, and develop commercial […]
Nearly all African countries improved levels of child nutrition between 2000 and 2015 but disparities persist across and within countries according to researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation—at current rates, no country will meet the Sustainable Development Goal target to end malnutrition by 2030. Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, responded to the […]
What are the cost and benefits of ending hunger and undernutrition? A brief from IFPRI researchers examines the differences among alternative approaches and quantifies them. Estimates produced by several recent model simulations and frameworks range from US$7 billion to US$265 billion per year. Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include: The Applied […]
At the recent launch of African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN)—an initiative championed by the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission—African leaders agreed to jointly overcome malnutrition and elevate nutrition as a driver for economic growth and sustainable development. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, noted that the initiative will utilize the […]