Cost of the diet analysis report in Pakistan
Analysis of 17 livelihood zones in 12 districts across the four provinces
This is the report of the Cost of the Diet Analysis conducted in 17 livelihood zones in 12 districts across four provinces (Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas, now known as the tribal areas of KP, Punjab and Sindh) and three administrative regions (Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Islamabad Capital Territory) of Pakistan. The study was commissioned by UNICEF Pakistan with funding from the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom. The CoD analysis set out to answer the following five questions:
• What is the cost of a nutritionally adequate diet for typical households?
• What nutrients have the greatest influence on the cost of a nutritious diet?
• What local foods are inexpensive sources of essential micronutrients and could be promoted through programme interventions?
• How affordable is a nutritious diet for a typical household in different wealth groups?
• How might nutrition, food security and social protection interventions improve access to a nutritious diet by households in the assessment area?