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Journal Article
Effects of food price shocks on child malnutrition: The Mozambican experience 2008/2009

A propitiously timed household survey carried out in Mozambique over the period 2008/2009 permits us to study the relationship between shifts in food prices and child nutrition status in a low income setting...

Children Food industry and trade Inflation
Country Experiences

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.3

Public expenditures Children Malnutrition
From the Editor's Desk (May 2015)

May is always a hopeful month. With 18 hours of daylight we are all perky—especially the seagulls who swarm around Helsinki harbour. Here at UNU-WIDER the communications team is busy with the new website which will roll out later in the year...

Agricultural industries Economic assistance and foreign aid Food security
Research Brief
Children’s nutrition status in Mozambique: Determining the impact of rising food prices

Evidence obtained from detailed household surveys in Mozambique during the 2008-09 food price shock reveals just how pronounced the impact of food price inflation can be on children’s overall nutrition status...

Agriculture Children Food security
Why Ending Malnutrition is a Quintessential 21st Century Development Goal

In the run up to the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) in September every development issue is clamouring for attention...

Climate change Environment Equality and inequality
WIDER Annual Lecture 18: Managing Structural Transformation

18 December 2014 Roger Williamson At the UN headquarters in New York on 18 November 2014, Peter Timmer, emeritus professor from Harvard, showed how the three transformations (structural, agricultural, and dietary) relate to development...

Agriculture Climate change Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Multidimensional Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo

25 June 2014 Malokele Nanivazo After a long series of conflicts and apparent macroeconomic mismanagement, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seems to be breaking from its thorny history...

Children Government policy (Poor) Education
Distributional Impacts of the 2008 Global Food Price Spike in Vietnam

Presented at: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen : New Direction in the Fight Against hunger and Malnutrition. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Presentation See full programme New directions in the fight against hunger and...

13 December 201314 December 2013
Cornell University, 109 Tower Rd, Ithaca, United States
Past event
Research Brief
Curbing Early Childhood Undernutrition in Lower and Middle Income Countries: Findings and Lessons for the Future

Under-nutrition is the single biggest cause of the global burden of disease, and many of those affected are children...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Education Food security
Urbanization and Development in Asia: Linkages with Globalization and Migration

Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, was the venue for the launch on 16 June 2012 of the just-published UNU-WIDER book Urbanization and Development in Asia: Multidimensional Perspectives , edited by Jo...

Economic development Economic growth Emigration and immigration
Redefining Poverty in China and India: What Does This Mean for the Fight Against Global Poverty? Part I

Tony Addison and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa China and India are making immense strides in development. Growth in both countries has been impressive...

Economic development Economic growth Poverty measurement
Book Chapter
Determinants of Child Weight and Height in Sri Lanka: A Quantile Regression Approach

From the book: Health Inequality and Development

Children Equality and inequality Malnutrition
Journal Article
The Growth of Poor Children in China, 1991-2000: Why Food Subsidies May Matter

Part of Journal Special Issue Health and Development

Children Food security Malnutrition
Journal Article
Malnutrition, Poverty and Economic Growth

Part of Journal Special Issue Health and Development

Children Equality and inequality Malnutrition
Working Paper
The Determinants of Child Weight and Height in Sri Lanka: A Quantile Regression Approach

Reducing child malnutrition is a key goal of most developing countries. To combat child malnutrition with the right set of interventions, policymakers need to have a better understanding of its economic, social and policy determinants...

Children Equality and inequality Malnutrition
Working Paper
The Role of Women’s Empowerment and Domestic Violence in Child Growth and Undernutrition in a Tribal and Rural Community in South India

Moderate undernutrition continues to affect 46 per cent of children under 5 years of age and 47 per cent of rural women in India. Women’s lack of empowerment is believed to be an important factor in the persistent prevalence of undernutrition...

Children Malnutrition Women
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