Drivers of nutritional change in four South Asian countries

A new Transform Nutrition paper Drivers of nutritional change in four South Asian countries: a dynamic observational analysis by Derek HeadeyJohn Hoddinott and Seollee Park is now available. In the last two decades, HAZ (Height-for-Age Z) Scores have improved by 15 – 25 percent in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Three factors account for much of the observed change in HAZ in all countries: assets, women’s education and reductions in open defecation. This paper is part of the Special supplement of Maternal and Child Nutrition on Stop Stunting in South Asia. Improving Child Feeding, Women’s Nutrition and Household Sanitation, May 2016 

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