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Closing the gap: A model for estimating the cost of eradicating stunting and micronutrient deficiencies

December 2017|ECLAC Series » Manuals
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Author: Martínez, Rodrigo - Palma, Amalia UN symbol.: LC/L.4019 48 p. Editorial: ECLAC December 2017


The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the World Food Programme (WFP), both agencies of the United Nations System, have agreed to carry out a study to estimate the costs related to adopting more effective actions to fight stunting and micronutrient deficiencies in vulnerable populations. This document proposes a methodology for performing this analysis that can be replicated in various countries in the region.

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Abstract .-- Introduction .-- I. Analytical framework and areas of intervention .-- II. Estimate of the gap and costs .-- III. Final comments.