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UNICEF/WHO/WB: Levels and Trends in Child Malnutrition

In Over-nutrition, Under-nutrition on June 7, 2017 at 7:02 pm

source: World Bank webpage



In May 2017, UNICEF, WHO and World Bank Group released the 2017 edition of the joint child malnutrition estimates for the 1990–2016 period, representing the most recent global and regional figures. A suite of on-line interactive dashboards were developed to enable users to explore the entire time-series (1990 – 2016) of global and regional estimates of prevalence and number affected for stunting, overweight, wasting and severe wasting. These estimates are presented by various regional and income group country classifications used by various agencies including the United Nations, UNICEF, WHO and The World Bank Group.

Note: Global estimates refer to the aggregate of the UN regions.

Unmissable – The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development

In Over-nutrition, Under-nutrition on April 20, 2017 at 7:48 am

from the World Bank website


The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development.

<!– /sites/all/themes/blogs/templates/header/js/jquery-1.4.4.min.js –>The World Bank is pleased to release the 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals. With over 150 maps and data visualizations, the new publication charts the progress societies are making towards the 17 SDGs.

The Atlas is part of the World Development Indicators (WDI) family of products that offer high-quality, cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe. You can:

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their associated 169 targets are ambitious. They will be challenging to implement, and challenging to measure. The Atlas offers the perspective of experts in the World Bank on each of the SDGs.

World Bank Nut tool kit: Using Communication to Improve Nutrition

In Over-nutrition, Under-nutrition on September 28, 2014 at 10:21 am

from World Bank web page


This guide offers and approach that should help Task Managers plan more effective nutrition projects. Although malnutrition clearly is a complex problem, in many circumstances it is possible for programs to improve nutritional status by helping families make small but important improvements in child feeding and maternal nutrition that require little if any additional food or major hardware investments. The investments are primarily in human resource development–in changing attitudes and behaviors among policy makers, health care or agricultural agents, and mothers and other persons in communities and households.

The approach described is social marketing, as applied to defining. promoting and making the practice of the key behaviors easier (with or without the presence of a tangible product). Many of its techniques are from social learning theory, which stresses the interplay of behavior, the environment, and people’s cognitive processes. This approach is at the heart of a broad program strategy to improve practices.

This is a general guide for the World Bank Task Manager. It is not a complete “do-it-yourself” manual. Expert assistance is recommended for many project planning missions and is needed at various strategic points during planning and implementation.

Introduction and Table of Contents (PDF 20 Kbytes)

Chapter 1- Communication that Improves Nutrition  (PDF 46 Kbytes)

Chapter 2- Planning and Implementing Communication for Behavior Change  (PDF 82 Kbytes)

Chapter 3- Managing Communication for Behavior Change  (PDF 49 Kbytes)

Chapter 4- Challenges in Implementing Effective Communication for Behavior Change  (PDF 29 Kbytes)


Appendix A- Examples of Nutrition CBC Projects that had Measurable Impact  (PDF 17 Kbytes)

Appendix B- Improving Child Feeding Practices: Lessons Learned (PDF 40 Kbytes)

Appendix C- Improving the Effectiveness of Iron Supplementation for Pregnant Women  (PDF 12 Kbytes)

Appendix D- General Guidelines for Media Selection and Use  (PDF 14 Kbytes)

Appendix E- Working with Private Sector Agencies (PDF 11 Kbytes)

Appendix F- Terms of Reference for CBC Consultants  (PDF 10 Kbytes)


References  (PDF 22 Kbytes)
To obtain the Toolkit or individual tools, please contact the Nutrition Advisory Service by sending an e-mail to nutrition@worldbank.org


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