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  • Reply to: Thailand: taking the first step for a green Chiang Mai   3 months 3 weeks ago

    I visited Chiang Mai recently (Aug 2017) and my suggestion to make the city one of the most appealing in Asia, if not the world would be to ban (or at least severely curtail) motorised traffic within the walls of the old city. This would entail the removal of much of the commercial activity that currently occurs within and would call for the removal of most of the buildings constructed within the last 100 years. Imagine a vast traffic free precinct devoted to tourism, religion, history, culture and the arts. So much traffic free space in Asia - You may say I am a dreamer.....

  • Reply to: Tapping the potential of Indonesia’s Village Law to increase quality of Early Childhood Education   5 months 3 weeks ago

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  • Reply to: The Philippines: Resurrecting Manufacturing in a Services Economy   7 months 1 day ago

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  • Reply to: All hands on deck: new evidence on the need for a multi-sectoral approach to reducing childhood stunting   7 months 2 weeks ago

    Dear Emmanuel - thanks for the clear response. All makes sense, and I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Best, Jack

  • Reply to: All hands on deck: new evidence on the need for a multi-sectoral approach to reducing childhood stunting   7 months 3 weeks ago

    Dear Jack,

    Thank you for your comment. We share your desire for ranking different combinations of interventions and, for any given context, choosing the best set. From our regression analysis however, we have been unable (in spite of really wanting to do that) to make the claim that “whole is greater than the sum of the parts,” and much less which specific intervention combinations work the best. The lack of positive interaction effects in the analyses may be due to the small share of children with access to the specific sets of adequacies. For more definitive answers much more detailed data would be needed.

    We do find that there are differences in the probability of stunting depending on which of the four determinants a child has access to. Specifically in Indonesia, among children with access to just one driver, access to adequate food security alone is associated with the largest increases in the average height-for-age, than access to adequate care alone which is not associated with significant gains. However, it is important to keep in mind that while the analyses describe the current state of nutritional drivers and their correlation with nutrition outcomes the models are not causal.

    Emmanuel Skoufias