This article describes the evolution in the use of household consumption and expenditures surveys (HCES) in addressing food and nutrition issues, identifies HCES shortcomings and distills a shared agenda and a strategy for the nutrition community to work on, together with already existing HCES stakeholders, to strengthen HCES. A two-tiered approach and process for implementing this work is described.
Fiedler, J.L. Towards overcoming the food consumption information gap: Strengthening household consumption and expenditures surveys for food and nutrition policymaking. Global Food Security (2013) 2 (1) 56-63. [DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2012.09.002]