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Shawn Baker, March 2021

More than 45 percent of infant and young child deaths are attributable to undernutrition. However, as this article points out, donor funding for nutrition services is less than 1 percent of donor investment in development as a whole. Despite proven solutions to screen and treat children, underfunding hinders large-scale progress with enormous consequences. A range of stakeholders—from governments, development banks, and civil society to philanthropies and the private sector—play a critical role in increasing funding for nutrition.