Global Nutrition Report: SMART Commitments Needed to End Malnutrition

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report sheds light on recent successes and shortcomings in reaching global nutrition targets and provides recommendations for further action to accelerate progress. The theme of the report is making and measuring specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound (SMART) commitments to nutrition and identifying the necessary steps for ending malnutrition by 2030. The report states that nearly all countries are off track for achieving anemia targets. Given data from 2011, at current rates, we will reduce anemia in women of reproductive age by 50 percent by 2130 rather than by 2025 (the WHO’s target).

IFPRI, June 2016