Methods, Tools and Indicators

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Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women: A Guide to Measurement

01/01/2016 - FAO and FANTA have released a guide that provides potential users of the new indicator, Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women (MDD-W), with detailed information and guidance on how to apply MDD-W in [...]

Key Recommendations for Improving Nutrition through Agriculture and Food Systems

01/07/2015 - Food systems provide for all people’s nutritional needs, while at the same time contributing to economic growth. The food and agriculture sector has the primary role in feeding people well by [...]

Unravelling Commitment? An Empirical Assessment of Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Five High Burden Countries

29/06/2015 - The IDS Evidence Report 138, written by te Lintelo and Lakshman, has used secondary data to demonstrate that developing countries often have divergent strengths of commitment to hunger [...]

OWG Nutrition & Post-2015 Agenda

01/09/2014 - The Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), formed as an outcome of the Rio+20 Conference, concluded its mandate in September 2014 by delivering a report containing a [...]

Actions and Accountability to Accelerate the World’s Progress on Nutrition, The Global Nutrition Report 2014

05/07/2014 - Malnutrition affects one in three people on the planet. Of these, 162 million children under the age of five are estimated to be stunted (i.e. low height for age). Two billion people are estimated to [...]

The Sphere Project - Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response

01/01/2011 - The Humanitarian Charter and minimum standards reflect the determination of agencies to improve both the effectiveness of their assistance and their accountability to their stakeholders, contributing [...]

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UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank: Joint child malnutrition estimates — levels and trends – 2020 edition The UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank inter-agency team update the joint global and regional estimates of malnutrition among children under 5 years of age each year. These estimates of prevalence and…
Food Environments in the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts and positive policy actions to deliver sustainable healthy diets for all Last updated by the UNSCN Secretariat on 3rd April Food environments are rapidly changing The current global…
The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting people’s food environments: a resource list on Food Systems and Nutrition responses The current global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted food systems around the world. Food environments are where people meet the food system. Around the world people’s food…
Mid-term review of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition - Foresight paper It is almost five years now since the Nutrition Decade was declared. It is time to reflect back on its achievements so far. FAO and WHO are convening an open and inclusive dialogue with stakeholders…
Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diets Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition This book critically assesses the role of agrobiodiversity in school gardens and its contribution to diversifying diets, promoting healthy eating habits and improving nutrition among schoolchildren as…