The Global Nutrition Report and Open Data


In this Webinar, Jess Fanzo - co-chair of the GNR Independent Expert Group - discusses the benefits that Open Data can have for nutrition and The Global Nutrition Report, which convenes existing processes, highlights progress in combating malnutrition, and identifies gaps and proposes ways to fill them.

Through this, the report helps to guide action, build accountability and spark increased commitment to further progress towards reducing malnutrition much faster. Furthermore, in discussion will be the Global Nutrition Report datasets (open and available online) which contain data for all the indicators used in each year's Global Nutrition Report.

The data is compiled from contributions made by many secondary sources, including the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Bank. Datasets broadly contain information on adult and child nutrition, economics and demography, nutrition intervention coverage, and policies and legislation in the nutrition sector.

About the Panelists

Dr. Jess Fanzo is a Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics and Global Food and Agriculture in the Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University.