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Mobilizing Local Governments To Prevent Child Stunting
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Mobilizing Local Governments To Prevent Child Stunting

Herrin, Alejandro N. Abrigo, Michael R.M. Tam, Zhandra C. Ortiz, Danica A.P.


This Policy note reviews the current international and national focus on child stunting prevention, including health and nutrition programs and status of nutrition outcomes among mothers and children. It finds that while the national government has already devolved the implementation of health and nutrition programs, these interventions have yet to produce sufficient national impact. It notes a number of factors that limited the performance of local governments in the prevention of child stunting. These include the difficulty of aligning their priorities with achieving national targets, aggravated by inadequate local data for priority setting, and the limited local resources for investment in health and nutrition. To address these issues, the study urges the national government to develop a comprehensive national guideline and operational strategies to guide local governments and likewise suggests adoption of local nutrition ordinances that implement the national law. Moreover, it argues that ensuring the implementation of stunting prevention program at scale across local governments to produce national impact requires reducing the large inequalities in financial capacity that currently exist.


CSPPS WP No. 2018-01  Policy and Institutional Landscape for Groundwater Management
CSPPS WP No. 2018-02  Introducing Palayamanan in Rainfed Ecosystems Using the CPAR Approach: A Framework of Analysis
CSPPS WP No. 2018-03  Introducing Palayamanan to Rice Farmers in Pamplona, Camarines Sur and Milagros, Masbate through the Climate Field School
CSPPS WP No. 2018-04  Dynamics in Implementing a Climate Field School: Challenges and Opportunities
CSPPS WP No. 2018-05  Knowledge Gain of Farmers from the Climate Field School and Changes in their Farm Practices
CSPPS WP No. 2018-06  Income Effects of the Palayamanan System of Farming in Rainfed Areas in Pamplona, Camarines Sur and Milagros, Masbate
CSPPS WP No. 2018-07  Mainstreaming "Palayamanan" in Municipal Agricultural Extension Services
CSPPS WP No. 2018-08  Marketing of Agricultural Produce in Selected Areas in Camarines Sur and Masbate, Philippines
CSPPS WP No. 2018-09  Characterizing Farm Communities in Rainfed Lowland Areas in Pamplona, Camarines Sur
CSPPS WP No. 2018-10  Characterizing Farm Communities in Rainfed Lowland and Upland Areas in Milagros, Masbate
CSPPS WP No. 2018-11  Characteristics of Rural Households in Rainfed Areas of Camarines Sur
CSPPS WP No. 2018-12  Characteristics of Rural Households in Island Communities: The Case of Masbate