All hands on deck: new evidence on the need for a multi-sectoral approach to reducing childhood stunting

Published: 29/05/2017
All hands on deck: new evidence on the need for a multi-sectoral approach to reducing childhood stunting
Source: BLOGS.WORLDBANK.ORG

In Indonesia, chronic malnutrition is widespread with more than one-third of young children being stunted. Despite the reduction of the poverty rate from 16.6% to 11.4% from 2007 to 2013, the rate of stunting amongst children under the age of five has remained alarmingly high, exceeding 37% in 2013, although that figure has declined in the last two years . Stunting has important lifelong consequen

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