Analysing Success in the Fight against Malnutrition in Peru

This paper documents and systematises Peru’s recent experience in tackling malnutrition.

Through an intensive review of quantitative and qualitative evidence, it argues that success is not explained by the presence of favourable socioeconomic changes in Peru, and it explores the political determinants of success in three dimensions.

Horizontally, it looks at government efforts to form policy coalitions across representatives of different government and non-government agencies; it looks at the vertical integration of agencies and programmes between national, regional and municipal governments, and it analyses the allocation of  government resources used to fund the government’s nutrition effort.

  • Published: May 2011

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