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Moving out of agriculture: Structural change in Viet Nam

During the past 20 years, Viet Nam underwent an economic transformation, featuring high rates of economic growth—real GDP increased at an average annual growth rate of 7 percent from 1986 to 2008 and GDP per capita in PPP terms tripled—and a sharp…

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Transformation of smallholder beef-cattle production in Vietnam

Chapter 6 (Stür, Troung Tan Khanh, and Duncan) analyzes how smallholders in Vietnam were able to transform an extensive traditional livestock production system into a more intensive one, taking advantage of the growing urban demand for high-quality…

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Local to National: Thailand’s Integrated Nutrition program

THAILAND REDUCED CHILD undernutrition by more than half within one decade—an achievement recognized by the nutrition community as one of the best examples of a successful national nutrition program. Underweight rates among children under five…

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On the fast track: Driving down stunting in Vietnam

VIETNAM HAS MADE dramatic progress in improving nutrition over the past three decades. Following the introduction of Vietnam’s Doi Moi (“renovation”) economic policies in 1986, the country’s economic performance began to improve rapidly. By the 1990s,…

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Taking aim: Progress on setting nutrition targets

Through the world health assembly (wha), countries have signed onto global nutrition targets, and as chapter 2 shows, one way to track countries’ progress is to apply these global targets to the national level. Yet targets that countries set for…

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Taking action: Progress and challenges in implementing nutrition policies and programs

To be effective, commitments to action must be implemented and enforced. The implementation of policies and interventions depends on converting political commitment to practical action. How are governments and other stakeholders doing in implementing…

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The global nutrition landscape: Assessing progress

As discussed in chapter 1, setting targets is one manifestation of political commitment. Countries have already made a series of commitments to attain global nutrition targets by 2025 (Panel 2.1). For maternal, infant, and young child nutrition, the…

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Progress against and nature of the 2013 nutrition for growth comments

On june 8, 2013, the governments of the united kingdom and brazil, and the children’s investment fund foundation (ciff) hosted a summit in London titled “Nutrition for Growth: Beating Hunger through Business and Science” (known as N4G). The objective…

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