The Imperative of Improving Child Nutrition and the Case for Cash Transfers in Cambodia
Addressing under-nutrition yield high economic returns and speeds up poverty reduction. The economic benefits from improved nutrition come, in part, from reduced infant and child mortality and from reduced costs of health care for neonates, infants, and children. The economic benefits are dominated by productivity gains from reduced stunting and from increased schooling and cognitive ability attributable to health in early childhood. To find out more, please click here.
This paper is produced as 'work-in-progress' by Usha Mishra, Chief Policy, Advocacy and Communication, UNICEF Cambodia to aid discussion at the launch of the National Social Protection Strategy of Cambodia, 5-6th December 2011.