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Undernutrition in the Land of Rice: Why There Should be a Nutrition Goal in the Post-2015 Framework – The Case for Cambodia

Cambodia has enjoyed positive economic growth over the last 2 decades. And yet, 40 percent of children under five remain stunted today—a rift between prosperity and nutrition that is often observed in other settings. As one of 43 countries with a child stunting rate over 30 percent, Cambodia is nonetheless a net food exporter and has achieved  GDP growth of around 7 percent per annum since 2002. This report gives a brief assessment of the causes of malnutrition in Cambodia, and proposes both country-based and global solutions. 

Results UK, June 2014