The map includes a number of indicators describing “the double/multiple burden of malnutrition” — the co-existence of malnutrition and rising overweight and obesity — at the population level. The map brings together data from many different sources such as the Global Nutrition Report 2014, the World Health Organization, The International Diabetes Federation, and others. The map is not static or fixed; it will be evolving over time.
One of the exciting aspects of this tool is that it has the potential to include diverse data, across multiple sectors. This allows for the potential of cross-sector data integration and analysis. Understanding the complex interactions between nutrition and other sectors like climate change, agriculture or seasonality, among others, can help program implementers improve the delivery of nutrition interventions and result in more joined-up policy making. In the future, we will seek to include data on status of policies for undernutrition or obesity. To view this map, click HERE!!