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Thank you for your valuable feedback in our recent survey on the Compact2025 News in Brief. We will follow up on your suggestions in the coming issues.

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Compact2025 Secretariat
29 March 2017
To accelerate progress to end hunger and undernutrition around the world, the News in Brief informs partners on emerging research and innovation, developments in global, regional, and national policies and programs, and timely news and events. Please feel free to share any feedback at

Explore country experiences developing, implementing, and evaluating national nutrition plans with a three-part video and podcast series from ENN.

2017 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI’s flagship report, reviews food policy developments with a special focus on the challenges and opportunities that rapid urbanization create for food security and nutrition.

Investing in Nutrition estimates that the world will need to invest US$70 billion on top of current funding in the next 10 years to reach global targets to reduce stunting, wasting, anemia, and increase exclusive breastfeeding.

Improving access to markets, inputs, and technologies may be more promising for improving diets in smallholder farm households than increasing production diversity, according to a study from Malawi.

The next pandemic? The Economist Intelligence Unit examines drivers of and possible solutions to the growing burden of non-communicable diseases in low- and lower-middle-income countries.

Women in agriculture in South Asia: The nutrition connection – Short video explores the link between nutrition and women in agriculture in South Asia, drawing on evidence from the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) program.

Scholars issue call for more coherent, standardized, and decision-relevant approaches to monitor progress of recent global agreements such as the SDGs. The authors cite nutrition and health surveillance as informative examples.

Stability in the 21st Century – Global Food Security Symposium 2017 hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on March 29 – 30 in Washington, DC. Associated with the event, Catherine Bertini reflects on the progress made and challenges that lie ahead for achieving zero hunger.

"Spotlight on Nutrition: Unlocking Human Potential and Economic Growth” panel discussion to be held on April 22 during the World Bank Spring Meetings 2017.

Five-day course on transforming nutrition designed to help policy makers and practitioners identify strategic areas for nutrition action in national or sub-national situations. The course runs July 17 – 21 in Brighton, UK.
Highlights from this and past Compact2025 News in Briefs, along with other key resources, can be found at the Compact2025 Knowledge & Innovation Hub resources page.
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