• I. Introduction
  • II. Undernutrition
  • Regions most affected by undernutrition and trends
  • Undernutrition: the result of a complex interplay of factors
  • Impact of undernutrition and the “crucial window of opportunity”
  • III. National level systems to address undernutrition and its causes
  • Nutrition information and systems: some of the issues
  • A conducive policy/strategy environment for nutrition?
  • Institutional arrangements and the challenge of a multi-sectoral approach
  • Actions to address undernutrition: the dilemma of where to invest
  • IV. International nutrition community
  • Shortcomings of the international community
  • Major donor funding and EC positioning
  • Annexes
  • ANNEX 1. Acronyms and abbreviations
  • ANNEX 2. Glossary
  • ANNEX 3. The 36 countries with childhood stunting prevalence > 20% covering 90% of the 178 million globally estimated number of stunted children
  • ANNEX 4. Framework of the relations between poverty, food insecurity and other underlying and immediate causes to maternal and child undernutrition and its short-term and long-term consequences
  • ANNEX 5. Various types of nutrition information sources
  • ANNEX 6. Interventions with demonstrated impact on maternal and child undernutrition amongst “traditional” nutrition programmes
  • ANNEX 7. Examples of partners supporting nutrition
  • ANNEX 8. Aid from developed countries to nutrition and related issues
  • ANNEX 9. Bilateral investment in direct and indirect interventions by the top ten donors and the EC to tackle stunting
  • ANNEX 10. Comparison of funds dedicated to basic nutrition and food aid/food security versus HIV/AIDS 2000-05
  • ANNEX 11. Key reference documents