On 1 April 2023 in Luanda, Angola, a woman carries a child outside of the nutrition unit of Hospital dos Cajueiros. © UNICEF/U.S. CDC/UN0825232/Karel Prinsloo Written by: Kaku Attah Damoah, Nyasha Tirivayi, Louise Moreira Daniels, and Kamia Cristina Carvalho Abambres on behalf of Valor Criança Impact Evaluation Team.
Angola experienced high levels of economic growth in the aftermath of the civil war, nearly doubling its GDP per capita from US$ 3,892 (PPP) in 2000 to US$ 6,813 (PPP) in 2014 (World Bank, 2020). Despite this remarkable growth, poverty levels remain high, with recent data indicating a national poverty incidence of 40.6% in 2019. With more than 50% of Angola’s food needs being imported, households are vulnerable to external shocks and internal shocks, such...Read more