South Asia has long been synonymous with unusually high rates of undernutrition. In the past decade, however, Nepal has arguably achieved the fastest recorded decline in child stunting in the world and has done so in the midst of civil war and post-conflict political instability. Given recent interest in reducing undernutrition –particularly the role of nutrition-sensitive policies – this paper aims to quantitatively understand this surprising success story by analyzing the 2001, 2006, and 2011 rounds of Nepal’s Demographic Health Surveys.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s Transform Nutrition Programme which is led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Derek D. Headey and John Hoddinott : Understanding the Rapid Reduction of Undernutrition in Nepal, 2001-2011. Public Library of Science (PLOS) One. 2015; 10 (12): doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145738
Understanding the Rapid Reduction of Undernutrition in Nepal, 2001-2011
Published 23 December 2015