Podcast: Designing more effective interventions to prevent childhood stunting: Evidence from Nigeria

Children’s height has been found to be correlated with several later-life outcomes such as educational attainment or labour market performance. However, nutritionally deprived babies born in low-income settings exhibit signs of severe stunting — sometimes by as much as two standard deviations below international height norms for their age. How early in a child’s life can we effectively intervene to prevent stunting?