What drives nutrition policy reform in Africa? Applying the Kaleidoscope Model of Food Security Policy Change

Interest in nutrition policy has gained political momentum in recent years. Several key international events and commitments following the 2007–2008 food price crisis raised awareness of the need to improve nutrition to achieve international, regional, and national development and growth targets that support the realization of the right to food and various rights related to children. Signatories of the first Nutrition for Growth Summit, held in London in 2013, committed their political will and financial resources to work in partnership to accelerate progress toward achieving World Health Assembly targets by 2025. The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement and the 2014 Rome Declaration on Nutrition from the Second International Conference on Nutrition reiterate this commitment. These efforts informed the drafting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SGD2. Implementing these commitments at the national level requires appropriate interventions supported by enabling policies, sound institutions and good governance. Yet, such policy making processes are poorly understood.

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Mar 03 2017
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FSP Policy Research Brief 30

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