Our perspective on the Global Nutrition Report

Background: Nutrition is a huge and difficult challenge, requiring convergent action on many fronts: agriculture, health, WASH, education and – most importantly – gender equality and female empowerment. Those championing this action have been held back by the lack of timely data — until now. In the aftermath of the the 2013 Nutrition for Growth summit in…

2025 and 2030

As the world community finalizes a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, there are a number of 2025 targets associated with “ending hunger” – namely the World Health Assembly Nutrition Targets and the commitment of the Africa Union to “Zero Hunger” by 2025. Are these 2025 goals in conflict with – or consistent with…

Benefits and Costs of the Food and Nutrition Targets for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Copenhagen Consensus Center, one of the world’s leading development think tanks, published the Food Security and Nutrition Perspective Paper in November 2014 about the benefits and costs of food and nutrition targets in the post-2015 development agenda. The paper addresses the evolution of nutrition goals from the MDGs to the SDGs and provides a brief analysis anticipated cost-benefits…

ICN2: Can the world get its act together on nutrition?

Nov 21 – The Road Ahead The Civil Society and Social Movements at ICN2 issued their formal statement today – see links below. “We reaffirm that nutrition can only be addressed in the context of vibrant and flourishing local food systems that are deeply ecologically rooted, environmentally sound and culturally and socially appropriate. We are…

Announcing the 2014 Global Hunger Index

The 2014 Global Hunger Index, now available from the International Food Policy Research Institute, Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide, shows a steady decrease in hunger in most developing countries.While great strides have been made to feed the world, hunger persists: some 805 million people go hungry every day because they don’t get enough to eat, and…

Countdown to 2015 – 2014 Report

Countdown launched its 2014 Report on June 30, 2014, at the Partners’ Forum of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Countdown was a co-sponsor of the Forum, together with PMNCH, A Promise Renewed, and the independent Expert Review Group (iERG). THP is a member of PMNCH and…