Small area estimation of food insecurity and undernutrition in Nepal

A report released by the government details how food insecurity and undernutrition are affecting the people of Nepal. The report ‘Small Area Estimation of Food Insecurity and Undernutrition in Nepal’ provides insights into food poverty, stunting and low levels of calorie intake with detailed analysis of Nepal’s latest population census, as well as national living standards and demographic and health surveys. Statistics are presented in maps that show different human development indicators at the area and district level. Nepal is a developing country, where significant portions of the population still suffer from food insecurity and undernutrition. This has an adverse impact on their overall well-being and capacity to reach their full potential. The report was jointly prepared by National Planning Commission, Central Bureau of Statistics, UN World Food Programme, World Bank, UNICEF and Massey University, New Zealand.