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An investment framework for meeting global nutrition target for breastfeeding (English)

In 2012, the World Health Assembly set the target of increasing the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months to at least 50 percent (from 38 percent) by 2025 (WHO 2012). ... See More +

Brief 113618 MAR 01, 2017

Walters,Dylan David; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Sullivan, Lucy; D'Alimonte, Mary; Shekar,Meera Disclosed

An investment framework for the treatment of severe wasting (English)

Wasting (low weight-for-height) occurs when children lose weight rapidly, generally from low caloric intake and/or repeated infections; it is an indicator of acute undernutrition. ... See More +

Brief 113617 MAR 01, 2017

Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Mehta,Michelle Ashwin; Shekar,Meera Disclosed

An investment framework for meeting the global nutrition target for stunting (English)

Stunting is not only a failure to achieve one's own genetic potential for height but is also a predictor of many other developmental constraints, including cognitive deficits and loss of future economic opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 113616 MAR 01, 2017

Shekar,Meera; Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Pereira,Audrey Leslie; D'Alimonte, Mary Disclosed

An investment framework for nutrition in Kenya : reducing stunting and other forms of child malnutrition (English)

This paper builds on global experience and Kenya’s specific context to identify an effective approach to scaling up nutrition and provide an estimate of costs and benefits of key nutrition interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper 113243 DEC 01, 2016

Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Kakietek,Jakub Jan; De Beni,Davide; Moloney, Grainne; Pereira,Audrey Leslie; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Volege, Marjorie; Matu, Sicily; Shekar,Meera Disclosed

An investment framework for nutrition in Kenya (English)

This knowledge brief presents the costs of scaling up key effective nutrition interventions in Kenya and compares different scale-up scenarios to determine which one produces the best results for the lowest cost. ... See More +

Brief 113242 DEC 01, 2016

Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Kakietek,Jakub Jan; De Beni,Davide; Moloney, Grainne; Pereira,Audrey Leslie; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Volege, Marjorie; Matu, Sicily; Shekar,Meera Disclosed

An investment framework for nutrition : reaching the global targets for stunting, anemia, breastfeeding and wasting (Vol. 2) : main report (English)

In 2015, 159 million children under the age of five were chronically malnourished or stunted, underscoring a massive global health and economic development challenge (UNICEF, WHO, and World Bank 2015). ... See More +

Working Paper 108645 SEP 01, 2016

Shekar,Meera; Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Dayton,Julia M.; Walters,Dylan David Disclosed

An investment framework for nutrition : reaching the global targets for stunting, anemia, breastfeeding and wasting : executive summary (English)

In 2015, 159 million children under the age of five were chronically malnourished or stunted, underscoring a massive global health and economic development challenge (UNICEF, WHO, and World Bank 2015). ... See More +

Working Paper 108645 SEP 01, 2016

Shekar,Meera; Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Dayton,Julia M.; Walters,Dylan David Disclosed

Population and development in the Sahel : policy choices to catalyze a demographic dividend (English)

The demographic transition in the Sahel region has been slower than that in the rest of the world. Although child mortality rates have declined in recent decades, they are still higher in West Africa than in other regions. ... See More +

Working Paper 108928 AUG 01, 2016

Shekar,Meera; Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Hasan,Rifat; Bakilana,Anne Margreth Disclosed

Future of food : shaping the global food system to deliver improved nutrition and health (English)

Despite significant progress the world continues to bear a triple burden of malnutrition. These three burdens are related, but distinctly different, problems: energy deficiencies (hunger), micronutrient deficiencies (hidden hunger), 3 and excessive net energy intake and unhealthy diets overweight/obesity). ... See More +

Working Paper 104757 APR 01, 2016

Townsend,Robert; Jaffee,Steven M.; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Htenas,Aira Maria; Shekar,Meera; Hyder,Ziauddin; Gautam,Madhur; Kray,Holger A.; Ronchi,Loraine; Hussain,Sarwat; Elder,Leslie K.; Moses,Eugene Disclosed

Scaling up nutrition for a more resilient Mali : nutrition diagnostics and costed plan for scaling up (English)

Brief 98241 JUN 01, 2015

Shekar,Meera; Mattern,Max William; Eozenou,Patrick Hoang-Vu; Dayton Eberwein, Julia; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Di Gropello,Emanuela; Karamba,R. Wendy Disclosed

Costed plan for scaling up nutrition in Nigeria (English)

This knowledge brief presents the cost of scaling up key effective nutrition interventions in Nigeria and compares different scale-up scenarios to determine which one produces the best results for the lowest cost. ... See More +

Brief 98286 JUN 01, 2015

Shekar,Meera; Mcdonald,Christine; Okorosobo, Tuoyo; Subandoro,Ali Winoto; Mattern,Max William; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Karamba,R. Wendy Disclosed

Scaling up nutrition for a more resilient Mali : nutrition diagnostics and costed plan for scaling up (English)

This paper builds on the global experience and Mali’s context to identify an effective nutrition approach as well as costs and benefits of key nutrition programs, as part of a resilience agenda after the crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 95754 FEB 01, 2015

Shekar,Meera; Mattern,Max William; Eozenou,Patrick Hoang-Vu; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Di Gropello,Emanuela; Karamba,R. Wendy Disclosed

Scaling up nutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo : what will it cost? (English)

This policy brief presents cost estimates for implementing key nutrition interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and compares the cost-effectiveness of several scale-up options. ... See More +

Brief 95706 JAN 01, 2015

Shekar, Meera; Mattern, Max; Laviolette, Luc; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Karamba, Wendy; Akuoku, Jonathan Kweku French Disclosed

Scaling up nutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo : what will it cost? : Ameliorer la nutrition en Republique Democratique du Congo : a quel cout? (French)

This policy brief presents cost estimates for implementing key nutrition interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and compares the cost-effectiveness of several scale-up options. ... See More +

Brief 95706 JAN 01, 2015

Shekar, Meera; Mattern, Max; Laviolette, Luc; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Karamba, Wendy; Akuoku, Jonathan Kweku English Disclosed

Information and communication technologies for health systems strengthening : opportunities, criteria for success, and innovation for Africa and beyond (English)

Information and communication technologies (ICT) for health or eHealth solutions hold great potential for generating systemic efficiencies by strengthening five critical pillars of a health system: human resources for health, supply chain management, health care financing, governance and service delivery, and infrastructure. ... See More +

Working Paper 94943 JAN 01, 2015

Otto, Kate; Shekar, Meera; Herbst, Christopher H.; Mohammed, Rianna Disclosed

ICTs for health in Africa (English)

Countries in Africa spend significant amounts of their GDP on delivering health services through systems that are often inefficient, costly and lacking in transparency. ... See More +

Working Paper 88229 JAN 01, 2014

Shekar, Meera; Otto, Kate Disclosed

ICTs for health in Africa (English)

Countries in Africa spend significant amounts of their gross domestic product (GDP) on delivering health services through systems that are often inefficient, costly and lacking in transparency. ... See More +

Working Paper 77962 JAN 01, 2013

Shekar, Meera; Otto, Kate Disclosed

Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (English)

This report provides operational guidance to maximize the impact of investments on nutrition outcomes for women and young children. The recommendations in this document build on evidence to date on issues of malnutrition, with the aim of providing concrete guidance on how to mainstream nutrition into agriculture, social protection, and health. ... See More +

Working Paper 75102 JAN 01, 2013

Alderman,Harold H.; Elder,Leslie K.; Goyal,Aparajita; Herforth,Anna Whitson; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Marini,Alessandra; Ruel Bergeron,Julie; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Shekar,Meera; Tiwari,Sailesh; Zaman,Hassan Spanish, French Disclosed

Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (Spanish)

This report provides operational guidance to maximize the impact of investments on nutrition outcomes for women and young children. The recommendations in this document build on evidence to date on issues of malnutrition, with the aim of providing concrete guidance on how to mainstream nutrition into agriculture, social protection, and health. ... See More +

Working Paper 75102 JAN 01, 2013

Alderman,Harold H.; Elder,Leslie K.; Goyal,Aparajita; Herforth,Anna Whitson; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Marini,Alessandra; Ruel Bergeron,Julie; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Shekar,Meera; Tiwari,Sailesh; Zaman,Hassan French, English Disclosed

Seeding action for change at scale : first phase of the final report of the Japan Trust Fund for nutrition (English)

The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the catalytic role of the Japan Trust Fund in raising the profile of nutrition through its support of World Bank activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 74153 SEP 01, 2012

Shekar, Meera Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
An investment framework for meeting global nutrition target for breastfeeding (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113618 Brief
An investment framework for the treatment of severe wasting (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113617 Brief
An investment framework for meeting the global nutrition target for stunting (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113616 Brief
An investment framework for nutrition in Kenya : reducing stunting and other forms of child malnutrition (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 113243 Working Paper
An investment framework for nutrition in Kenya (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 113242 Brief
An investment framework for nutrition : reaching the global targets for stunting, anemia, breastfeeding and wasting (Vol. 2) : main report (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 108645 Working Paper
An investment framework for nutrition : reaching the global targets for stunting, anemia, breastfeeding and wasting : executive summary (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 108645 Working Paper
Population and development in the Sahel : policy choices to catalyze a demographic dividend (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 108928 Working Paper
Future of food : shaping the global food system to deliver improved nutrition and health (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104757 Working Paper
Scaling up nutrition for a more resilient Mali : nutrition diagnostics and costed plan for scaling up (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98241 Brief
Costed plan for scaling up nutrition in Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98286 Brief
Scaling up nutrition for a more resilient Mali : nutrition diagnostics and costed plan for scaling up (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 95754 Working Paper
Scaling up nutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo : what will it cost? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95706 Brief French
Scaling up nutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo : what will it cost? : Ameliorer la nutrition en Republique Democratique du Congo : a quel cout? (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 95706 Brief English
Information and communication technologies for health systems strengthening : opportunities, criteria for success, and innovation for Africa and beyond (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94943 Working Paper
ICTs for health in Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 88229 Working Paper
ICTs for health in Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 77962 Working Paper
Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75102 Working Paper Spanish, French
Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2013 75102 Working Paper French, English
Seeding action for change at scale : first phase of the final report of the Japan Trust Fund for nutrition (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 74153 Working Paper