Title

Economic Growth And Child Undernutrition

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2016

Published In

Lancet Global Health

Abstract

Sebastian Vollmer and colleagues (April, 2014)1 conclude that “the contribution of economic growth to the reduction in early childhood undernutrition in developing countries is very small, if it exists at all”. Progress will therefore require a shift from “the so-called trickle-down approach of a growth-mediated strategy” to “direct investments in health and nutrition”.1