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Nutrition Beyond the Health Sector: A Profile of World Bank Lending in Nutrition from 2000-2006
The World Bank report Repositioning Nutrition as Central to Development (2006) explicitly recommended improving nutrition by not only working through the health sector, but also in non-health sectors such as agriculture and education. This report provides descriptive and financial profiles of the Bank’s recent portfolio in nutrition (from FY2000 to late...
Published in 2008, by
Nutrition Policy Discussion Paper No 21 - Community-Based Management of Severe Malnutrition in Children
This special issue of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin reports on a WHO/UNICEF/Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) meeting on community-based management of severe malnutrition in children that took place in Geneva on November 21–23, 2005, and brought together some 50 international experts and representatives from the World Food Programme (WFP), the United...
Published in 2006, by
EAPRO Training for Improved Practice: Public Health and Nutrition in Emergencies
Practical training package for 10 days designed for UNICEF staff covering and public health and nutrition aspects of emergencies from assessment to design and monitoring programmes. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Policies, Practices and Decision Making 3. Basic Concepts 4. Rapid Assessments in Emergencies 5. Survey Methodology 6. Survey...
Published in 2003, by
SCN News No 20 - Nutrition and Agriculture
This issue of SCN News deals with nutrition and agriculture.
Published in 2000, by
Update on the Nutrition Situation - 1994
This report updates the results given in the Second Report on the World Nutrition Situation. New data available at country level1 give recent trends in prevalences of underweight children, as the main nutritional indicator, in 18 countries. These can be compared with those reported in Volume II, to give a total of 46 national trend estimates for the 1980s...
Published in 1994, by
Second Report on the World Nutrition Situation - Volume II: Country Trends Methods and Statistics
Country-level data are intended to illustrate and promote understanding of observed trends in nutrition. They also, importantly, show the variety of situations, smoothed out in the regional data, from rapid improvement to stagnation or deterioration. As discussed in the text, the choice of countries was biased towards those with large populations. This means...
Published in 1993, by
Nutrition Policy Discussion Paper No 08 - Managing Successful Nutrition Programmes
Because undernutrition and malnutrition are the result of different economic and social determinants, it is difficult in field studies - not being double blind, randomized and placebo controlled - to attribute significant outcomes to specific interventions. And yet the need for successful nutrition programmes is becoming more compelling. They are required by...
Published in 1991, by
Nutrition Policy Discussion Paper No 04 - Women's Role in Food Chain Activities and the Implications for Nutrition
We hope that the wide-ranging information herein will further the crucially important cause of women, specifically in relation to nutrition, in several ways. First, women's central role in providing for adequate nutrition - of families, communities, and indeed nations - in being described here in detail should help to give increased prominence to the need...
Published in 1989, by
SCN News No 03 - Does Cash Cropping Affect Nutrition
Food first, or agriculture for export? Does growing food protect nutrition, whereas cash-cropping cause famines? Are subsistence farmers lured into the cash economy, growing inedible crops and then finding themselves unable to feed their families? Based on recent research and new thinking, some tentative answers to such questions are now being found.
Published in 1989, by
Update on the Nutrition Situation - Recent Trends in Nutrition in 33 Countries
The report aims to describe recent trends in nutrition and certain potential determining factors, country-by-country. The approach is unavoidably ad hoc, due to the variable availability of data. Selected indicators of likely determinants of year-to-year change are emphasized, especially related to economic stress. Such factors are thought to be having...
Published in 1989, by