Lessons Spread to Combat Malnutrition in Central America
Chronic malnutrition, or stunting, is a serious problem in Central America. Stunting rates in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama are greater than 20 percent and the cost of malnutrition in these countries is estimated to range from 2.3 to 11.4 percent of GDP.1 A growing number of studies show that community-based growth
Providing country: Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama
Building the Capacity of Caribbean Countries to Protect and Promote Nutrition of Mothers and Children during Crises
Several Caribbean countries face similar challenges including inadequate policies, interventions, and systems to protect the most vulnerable from the irreversible effects of recurring crises impacting the health and nutrition status of mothers and children. Grenada, Haiti, Dominica, St. Lucia, and St.
Providing country: Panama, Japan
Haiti Scales Up Nutritional Security and Social Safety Nets
Children in Haiti are born into harsh conditions, and malnutrition is widespread, taking a devastating human and economic toll.1 To combat malnutrition, the government of Haiti approached the World Bank for help in strengthening the country’s nutritional security and safety net programs.
Providing country: Madagascar, Rwanda, El Salvador, Colombia, Chile
Receiving country: Haiti
Reviving Haiti’s Garment Industry through Foreign Investment and Capacity Development
Haiti’s garment industry, responsible for 88 percent of Haitian exports,1 received a crippling blow from the January 12, 2010 earthquake. The Government of Haiti (GOH) gave a high priority to the sector, which is the country’s largest employer, and wanted to attract investment to revitalize exports and create jobs.
Providing country: Brazil, Korea, Republic of
Receiving country: Haiti
Learning about Community-Driven Development to Rebuild Housing in Haiti
The earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010 resulted in a massive loss of lives and a complete breakdown of Haiti’s housing infrastructure. The government of Haiti had been unable to invest in long-term reconstruction given its immediate needs for emergency housing.
Providing country: Indonesia
Receiving country: Haiti