Gupte, J., Dolan, C., Mejía Acosta, A., Shoham, J.
This MQSUN Briefing describes lessons learnt and implications from a
MQSUN assignment which main objective was to analyze the research and
policy challenges for improving nutrition governance in a context of
Efforts to strengthen government commitment to reduce under nutrition in
Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS) face a number of context
First, most nutrition investments tend to adopt short-term
humanitarian approaches to tackle food and hunger crises.
Secondly, FCAS usually lack the capacity to design and implement their
own nutrition strategies, thus reinforcing their dependency on the
policy advice, technical training and funding from the donor
Thirdly, there are very weak or nonexistent accountability linkages
between the state and society in FCAS, so that citizens lack the means
to hold their governments to account and political elites lack the
incentives to respond to citizens’ demands.
This briefing offers practical recommendations and policy advice to
address nutrition governance challenges in a context of fragility.
Mejía Acosta, A.; Dolan, C.; Gupte, J.; Shoham, J. Assignment Report: Analysing Nutrition Governance in Fragile Contexts: Lessons and Implications. MQSUN Briefing 02. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK (2013) 4 pp.