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Opportunities for Bank Nutrition Investments in Central America

The objective is to analyze information and recommend concrete nutrition investment opportunities for Central American countries and the Bank in health, education, social protection, local development and community participation and urban poverty alleviation. To reach its objective the project will: (i) perform secondary analysis of available data on the determinants of chronic malnutrition in specific population groups, including the relation between food security and nutrition, food safety and nutrition, and health and nutrition; (ii) provide robust analyses of differences in malnutrition prevalence rates for different populations within countries and across countries; (iii) identify priority target groups for preventive nutrition initiatives in Central American countries, including a comparative analysis of groups in border zones and groups in other geographical areas; (iv) recommend improved and expanded preventive, nutrition-related services for stand-alone projects and for basic health and social protection packages financed by the Bank; (v) undertake comparative impact, cost and cost-effectiveness analyses of selected current and potential preventive nutrition interventions in other social sectors, and (iv) evaluate the institutional framework for nutrition policy and preventive nutrition investments in at least three countries in the region.

Project Detail



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Approval Date

June 26, 2002

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





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Total Cost

USD 443,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 443,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/EA-7924-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - European Euro EEC Fund Technical Cooperation Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/EA-7924-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - European Euro
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  • Fund: EEC Fund Technical Cooperation
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
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