evidence-based blog of Filippo Dibari

Stunting as an indicator of endemic poverty

In Under-nutrition on November 27, 2013 at 10:28 am

(children with the same age)

from the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition – a Draft Statement (2008):

…The success of sustainable actions to alleviate poverty is thus best measured by their capacity to reduce the prevalence of stunting in children under five years of age.

This reduction will lead to higher levels of human development that will in turn contribute to boosting economic growth and further alleviating poverty.     

For the entire document, click here.

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