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Journal Article

World Development 64

Why Worry About the Politics of Childhood Undernutrition?

Published on 1 December 2014

Undernutrition affects over 2 billion people; but most of the global policy focus has been on technical solutions rather than an understanding of nutrition politics.

This paper reviews existing literature on nutrition politics and policy. We identify a number of recurring themes surrounding knowledge; politics, and capacities. While the literature on nutrition politics and policy is growing; we demonstrate how there are a number of gaps in our understanding that might be addressed from wider development scholarship on politics and related issues such as power and the state, participation, and accountability.

Authors

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Nicholas Nisbett

Cluster Leader Research Fellow

Image of Stuart Gillespie
Stuart Gillespie

Honorary Associate

Image of Lawrence Haddad
Lawrence Haddad

Honorary Associate

Image of Jody Harris
Jody Harris

Research Fellow

Publication details

published by
Elsevier
authors
Nisbett, N., Gillespie, S., Haddad, L., Harris, J.
journal
World Development, volume 64
doi
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.06.018
language
English

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