Education, cooperative conflicts and child malnutrition—a gender-sensitive analysis of the determinants of wasting in Sudan (ONE PAGER)

Drawing on a sample of nearly 8,000 Sudanese children aged between 0 and 36 months, the study examines these pathways by means of a multivariate two-stage model. Sudan has one of the highest wasting rates globally, with 15.8 per cent of children being wasted in 2014. At the same time, the country ranked 139th out of 160 countries on the UNDP Gender Inequality Index in 2017, reflecting strong discrimination against women in the areas of politics, education and health.