The politics of reducing malnutrition: Building commitment and accelerating progress

Stuart Gillespie, Lawrence Haddad, Venkatesh Mannar, Purnima Menon, Nicholas Nisbett, and the Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group

This paper asks important questions, such as: How has high level political momentum for nutrition been generated? And what needs to happen to turn this momentum into results? In order to enhance and expand the quality of delivery of proven nutrition interventions, there is a need to foster supportive political, social, and economic environments. Until relatively recently, there has been little consensus on how to go about this. This paper opens up discussion about factors necessary to build political and cultural change. The private sector is not an addendum to this – but inherent in transformation processes.

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