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.

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Rethinking Support for Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change: The Role of Development Interventions

  • Co-authors: Simon Levine, Eva Ludi and Lindsey Jones
  • Published: January 2011

Dak Achana: Persuing Food Security with Market Engagement in Kenya

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  • Co-authors: Jennifer M. K. Jensen
  • Published: December 2010

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  • Countries: South Africa, Zambia
  • Published: December 2010

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  • Co-authors: CARE Visiting Fellow, Jillian Gladstone and Christian Pennotti, Technical Advisor, Learning and Impact, Economic Development Unit, CARE USA
  • Published: December 2010