The State of the World's Children 1998: Focus on Nutrition

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Figure 3. From good nutrition to greater productivity and beyond

Good early nutriton is most likely to result where there is economic growth, especially equitable growth; when social services become affordable and accessibile; and when adequate investment is made in human resources, including the empowerment of women. Good nutrition in turn contributes to greater productivity and thus to economic growth.

Note: Adapted from Stuart Gillespie, John Mason and Reynaldo Martorell, How nutrition improves, ACC/SCN, Geneva 1996.

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