Addressing undernutrition in the context of urbanisation in low- and middle-income countries
This report (PDF) prepared by MQSUN for Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK, presents a set of challenges and opportunities for tackling under nutrition in low- and middle-income countries where DFID works. However, since it also displays different approaches to urbanisation issues, it can be useful for others practitioners in different countries. The report provides contextual information, describing the projected increase in urbanisation and urban nutrition statistics. Urban-specific diet and food security considerations are described. The report considers the scale of urbanisation in different countries, appraises what works in urban settings and how this context differs from the rural context with regard to nutrition programming, and identifies the main evidence gaps.