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Stagnant stunting rate despite rapid economic growth in Papua New Guinea—factors correlated with malnutrition among children under five (English)

Maternal and child undernutrition is a pervasive and detrimental condition in Papua New Guinea. Despite rapid economic growth during the past decade, the stunting rate for children under 5, one of the primary indicators for child undernutrition, was estimated at 46 percent in Papua New Guinea in 2010, stagnant from 44 percent in 2005. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7301 JUN 10, 2015

Hou,Xiaohui

Stagnant stunting rate despite economic growth in Papua New Guinea (English)

Despite rapid economic growth during the past decade, the stunting rate for children under 5, one of the primary indicators for child under-nutrition, is estimated at 46 percent in Papua New Guinea. ... See More +

Brief 97508 MAY 01, 2015

Hou,Xiaohui

Ethiopia - Nutrition Project (English)

The Nutrition Project for Ethiopia was rated satisfactory with moderate risk to development outcome. Both the Bank and the Borrower’s performances were rated moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3201 APR 15, 2015

Achieving results through partnerships (English)

According to Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), about 23 percent of the global population that is routinely hungry - 336 million people are in South Asia. ... See More +

Brief 93524 APR 01, 2015

Promoting agriculture nutrition convergence through participatory extension videos (English)

The nutrition challenge in South Asia is complex due to its varying scale from hunger to hidden hunger. The region has the highest rates of hunger and under nutrition in the world, and overweight and obesity is increasing in prevalence, especially in India. ... See More +

Brief 96173 APR 01, 2015

Gandhi, Rikin; Pandey, Ritika; Havimo,Terhi Elisa; Pehu,Eija

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

One dish meals of South Asia (English)

Brief 93609 JAN 01, 2015

Nepals scaling-up nutrition initiative technical assistance (SUNITA) (English)

Over the past two decades, Nepal has achieved economic growth and improvements in social and health indicators. However, the poor nutritional status of first, women, manifested in a low body mass index, and second, children, seen in low birth weights, underweight, stunting, and wasting, has not shown much improvement over this period. ... See More +

Brief 93525 JAN 01, 2015

Indonesia - Nutrition at a glance (English)

Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half (45 percent) of all deaths in children under five. Children who are undernourished between conception and age two are at high risk for impaired cognitive development, which adversely affects the country’s productivity and growth. ... See More +

Brief 93680 JAN 01, 2015

Sanjeevi : An enterprising solution for food and nutrition in Sri Lanka (English)

The landscape of Northeast Sri Lanka is similar to so many countries emerging from conflict. After more than two decades of civil war, the family structure has been severely disrupted. ... See More +

Brief 93613 JAN 01, 2015

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

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

Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches : social protection (English)

This accompanying brief on social protection serves as a to the corresponding chapter in the full guidance note (report 75102). The provides operational guidance to maximize the impact of investments on nutrition outcomes for women and young children. ... See More +

Brief 75105 DEC 23, 2014

South Asia Food Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) 2013-2014 annual report and work program (English)

The South Asia Food Nutrition Security Initiative was established in 2010 to address the South Asian Enigma - how chronic malnutrition remains intractable despite high economic growth - by fostering the crosscutting actions that will lead to measurable improvements in food and nutrition security. ... See More +

Working Paper 93069 DEC 01, 2014

Improving nutrition in communities through behavior change : the Sunaula Hazar Din Program in Nepal (English)

To address the issues of food and nutrition insecurity in Nepal, the World Bank has provided support to the Sunaula Hazar Din- Community Action for Nutrition Project (SHD) Project with funding from the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI). ... See More +

Brief 93531 OCT 01, 2014

Food and nutrition security in tribal and backwards areas in India (English)

Malnutrition is one of Indias most serious and persistent problems. While nutrition outcomes across India are poor, they are typically worse in tribal and backward areas. ... See More +

Brief 93528 OCT 01, 2014

Diet quality, child health, and food policies in developing countries (English)

Although the importance of diet quality for improving child health is widely recognized, the roles of environmental factors and the absorption of nutrients for childrens physical growth and morbidity have not been adequately integrated into a policy framework. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7072 OCT 01, 2014

Bhargava, Alok

Costed plans for scaling up nutrition : Nigeria (English)

This paper estimates country-specific costs and benefits of scaling up key nutrition investments in Nigeria. Building on the methodology established in the global report scaling up nutrition: what will it cost? ... See More +

Working Paper 95674 SEP 01, 2014

Integrated approaches to tackle under nutrition in Kenya (English)

Poor nutrition is a main cause of mortality especially among the vulnerable. About half (45 percent) of all deaths among children under five are due to one or more forms of under nutrition such as fetal growth restriction, stunting, underweight, wasting, vitamin A and zinc deficiencies and sub-optimal breastfeeding. ... See More +

Working Paper 92266 SEP 01, 2014

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Stagnant stunting rate despite rapid economic growth in Papua New Guinea—factors correlated with malnutrition among children under five (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7301 Policy Research Working Paper
Stagnant stunting rate despite economic growth in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97508 Brief
Ethiopia - Nutrition Project (English)
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APR 15, 2015 ICR3201 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Achieving results through partnerships (English)
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APR 01, 2015 93524 Brief
Promoting agriculture nutrition convergence through participatory extension videos (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96173 Brief
Tunisia - Ecotourism and Conservation of Desert Biodiversity Project : procurement plan : Fiche du plan de passation des marches (French)
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FEB 18, 2015 94431 Procurement Plan
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
One dish meals of South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93609 Brief
Nepals scaling-up nutrition initiative technical assistance (SUNITA) (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93525 Brief
Indonesia - Nutrition at a glance (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93680 Brief
Sanjeevi : An enterprising solution for food and nutrition in Sri Lanka (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93613 Brief
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
Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches : social protection (English)
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DEC 23, 2014 75105 Brief
South Asia Food Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) 2013-2014 annual report and work program (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93069 Working Paper
Improving nutrition in communities through behavior change : the Sunaula Hazar Din Program in Nepal (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 93531 Brief
Food and nutrition security in tribal and backwards areas in India (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 93528 Brief
Diet quality, child health, and food policies in developing countries (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7072 Policy Research Working Paper
Costed plans for scaling up nutrition : Nigeria (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 95674 Working Paper
Integrated approaches to tackle under nutrition in Kenya (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92266 Working Paper