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The other Asian enigma: Explaining the rapid reduction of undernutrition in Bangladesh [Policy Brief]
Although South Asia has long been synonymous with persistent and unusually high rates of child undernutrition – the so called Asian Enigma – Bangladesh has managed to sustain a surprisingly rapidExpand
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Introduction – Understanding Structural Transformation in Africa
Summary The limitations of neo-classical growth models have led to a resurgence of interest in dual economy models and structural change. Structural change entails the movement of labor from lowExpand
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Impacts of COVID-19 on childhood malnutrition and nutrition-related mortality
The unprecedented global social and economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic poses grave risks to the nutritional status and survival of young children in low-income and middle-incomeExpand
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The COVID-19 nutrition crisis: What to expect and how to protect
The COVID-19 pandemic has all the makings of a perfect storm for global malnutrition. The crisis will damage the nutritional status of vulnerable groups through multiple mechanisms. We can expect aExpand
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Urban wage behavior and food price inflation: the case of Ethiopia [Working Paper]:
On the back of both a global food crisis and various domestic factors, Ethiopia has experienced one of the world’s fastest rates of food inflation in recent years. Yet the lack of high frequencyExpand
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Cost and affordability of nutritious diets at retail prices: Evidence from 177 countries
Abstract Many policies and programs aim to bring nutritious diets within reach of the poor. This paper uses retail prices and nutrient composition for 671 foods and beverages to compute the dailyExpand
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Economic shocks and child wasting
In developing countries macroeconomic volatility is common, and severe negative economic shocks can substantially increase poverty and food insecurity. Less well understood are the implications ofExpand
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Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Rural India
Malnutrition is endemic in India. In 2015-16 some 38% of preschool children were stunted and 21% were wasted, while more than half of Indian mothers and children were anemic. There are many positedExpand
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