Iodine Global Network (IGN)

Fighting Hunger and Malnutrition - Bjorn Lomborg (#FutureFortified)

We asked two of the world’s leading experts on nutrition and economics to document the benefits. Professor Susan Horton from University of Waterloo and professor John Hoddinott from Cornell have written a cost-benefit analysis of nutrition interventions aimed at reducing stunting; they conclude every dollar spent on nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can give a saving of an average $45 and in some cases as much as $166. “The returns to investments in nutrition have high benefit cost ratios, and that this should be a top development priority.”