The Nutrition Barometer

Gauging national responses to undernutrition

September 2012


Undernutrition is the underlying cause of more than a third of children’s deaths – 2.3 million in 2011. And around 170 million children under five are stunted – and denied the chance to fulfil their potential.

Recent international attention on this hidden crisis is welcome – and long overdue.

To assess governments’ ambition and commitment to tackle undernutrition, Save the Children and World Vision have produced The Nutrition Barometer

This first edition of the Barometer monitors governments’ commitment to nutrition in the 36 countries that are home to 90% of undernourished children. It compares these commitments with governments’ actual progress in tackling undernutrition and child mortality.

PDF icon The Nutrition Barometer1.35 MB
PDF icon Le Baromètre Nutrition: Résumé432.87 KB
PDF icon O Barómetro da Nutrição: Resumo executivo470.59 KB
PDF icon El Barómetro de la Nutrición: Resumen ejecutivo449.17 KB
PDF icon Background data for Nutrition Barometer308.14 KB

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