Accelerating reductions in undernutrition: what can nutrition governance tell us?

This briefing informs government leaders, policymakers and key stakeholders of the Scaling Up Nutrition movement, how they can better mobilise political commitment for undernutrition reduction and how they can facilitate cooperation across national and local institutions, and among nutritionists, civil society and the private sector. It is based on evidence from six countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Peru and Zambia). The following key recommendations are issued for ensuring successful governance and undernutrition reduction:

• Governments need strong executive leadership to promote effective intersectoral cooperation.
• Ensure the right structures are in place to support coordination among different levels of government.
• Provide predictable funding sources to sustain nutrition interventions.
• Investment in monitoring and advocacy.

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