Global Nutrition Policy
In an era of fiscal responsibility, global nutrition investment is one of the most cost-effective public health approaches, with a $16 return on every $1 invested. All forms of malnutrition negatively affect health, economies, and human security. Efforts to address nutrition at CSIS are led jointly by the Global Health Policy Center (GHPC) and the Global Food Security Project. GHPC sees nutrition as a critical, low-cost, highly effective intervention that has far-reaching effects on its own but also as a supplementary input into the success of other health interventions such as those targeting maternal, newborn, and child health and infectious disease. The Global Food Security Project has built nutrition as a critical cross-cutting component of its work to analyze global food security trends and U.S. engagement to reduce hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. Focal themes around nutrition include its tremendous value, beneficial spillover effects within other sectors of development programming, and potential role in unlocking opportunities for vulnerable populations.
November 4, 2019 | Amy R. Beaudreault
This report from the CSIS Global Food Security Project examines the role of fruits and vegetables in combatting malnutrition, using Tanzania as a focus country.
November 5, 2019 | Amy R. Beaudreault