Policy Brief

Incorporating Nutrition Considerations into Development Policies and Programmes


BRIEF FOR POLICY-MAKERS AND PROGRAMME PLANNERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ROME 2004

 

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Nutrition Planning, Assessment and Evaluation Service
Food and Nutrition Division
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LIST OF ACRONYMS

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1 - The Role of Nutrition in Social and Economic Development

Overview of nutrition in human resource and economic development
Prevalence and consequences of malnutrition
Micronutrient malnutrition
Multisectoral and multifactoral causes of malnutrition
Current efforts to prevent and control malnutrition
Economic benefits of investing in nutrition
Determining the cost of malnutrition

CHAPTER 2 - Policy Environment and Considerations for Nutrition in Developing Countries

Global commitment to nutrition
The link between poverty and nutrition
Framework for analysis of nutrition and development
Assessment of sectoral policies with impact on nutrition
People's participation, population and the development of human resources

CHAPTER 3 - Process and Strategies for Incorporating Nutrition into Development Policies

Potential impact of development policies and programmes on nutrition
Policies and programmes in agriculture
Policies and programmes in other development sectors
Nutrition communication and advocacy

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

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