Two New NSSP Policy Notes on the Determinants of Chronic Malnutrition in Northern Nigeria

The publications separately qualify and quantify the drivers of chronic malnutrition in Nigeria's Bauchi and Kebbi States (c) 2017 IFPRI

As part of activities under the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) recently released two Policy Notes on the determinants of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria to accompany previously released NSSP Working Papers (NSSP Working Paper No. 44 and NSSP Working Paper No. 45) on the same topic. The first Policy Note,  NSSP Policy Note No. 43,  covers the qualitative components of the study and presents findings drawn from interviews with key informants and focus group discussions in Kebbi and Bauchi states and in Abuja conducted in April and May 2017 so as to  inform discussions on future programming to address drivers of undernutrition. The second Policy Note, NSSP Policy Note No. 44,  focuses on the quantitative analysis of the Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data sets and  was undertaken to better understand the drivers of chronic child undernutrition in northern Nigeria and how those drivers differ from those in other areas of the country.


These two publications are part of the research output from the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, a joint effort between the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) and Michigan State University funded by USAID-Nigeria.