Nick Nisbett and Dolf te Lintelo from the Institute of Development Studies write in the Guardian about the need for the sustainable development goals to reflect the complex causes of malnutrition in order to tackle one of the world’s foremost health challenges.
A new Transform Nutrition paper by Dolf te Lintelo and Rajith Lakshman has been published in World Development Equate and conflate: Political commitment to hunger and undernutrition reduction in five high-burden countries Bangladesh, Nepal, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.
A new Evidence Report from IDS is now out Unravelling Commitment? An Empirical Assessment of Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Five High Burden Countries. This study by Dolf te Lintelo and Rajith Lakshman builds on research that has used secondary data to demonstrate that developing countries often have divergent strengths of commitment to hunger reduction and to nutrition.
Launched this week, the second Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) shows that some countries that have long seen little action in dealing with hunger and undernutrition, are now making significant efforts to tackle these issues. The index, which is partly funded by Transform Nutrition, measures political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition in 45 high burden developing countries, and compares these in terms of policies, laws and spending efforts.
IDS news story on HANCI
Blog by Lawrence Haddad
Blog by Melissa Leach, Director of IDS.
Can an index be constructed to assess governments’ commitment to reduce hunger? A new paper partly funded by Transform Nutrition Measuring the commitment to reduce hunger: A hunger reduction commitment index is now published in Food Policy
This week sees the launch of the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) which measures political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition in 45 developing countries. Partly funded by Transform Nutrition, it is the first global index of its kind showing levels of political commitment to tackle hunger and undernutrition in terms of appropriate policies, legal frameworks and public spending.
For more insights read the blog by IDS researcher Dolf te Lintelo Naming, shaming and praising – Introducing HANCI