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ASEAN Food and Nutrition Security Report 2021

We know that poor nutrition in infancy has a lifelong impact that affects children's development, education, and health as they grow up. We also know that poor nutrition during pregnancy and the first years of life can affect an adults earning potential, a country's GDP and a region's goals, and perpetuate the cycle of malnutrition across generations.

In 2016, an inaugural Regional Report on Nutrition Security in ASEAN was released in two volumes. These reports compiled the most recent and relevant data on nutrition, food security and related factors as well as the policy environment. This landmark effort to comprehensively document the nutrition policy and programme environment provided the region with evidence-based advocacy to support ASEAN's commitment to position nutrition and food security as a national and regional development priority.

Now, in 2022 we are pleased to share the 2021 ASEAN Food and Nutrition Security Report 2021, which provides an updated snapshot of the significant progress on nutrition in ASEAN Member States since 2016 and offers recommendations on the way forward for the next five-year period. Volume 2 of this report presents data-driven Food and Nutrition Security Profiles for each of the 10 ASEAN Member States.

UNICEF developed the ASEAN Food and Nutrition Security Report in partnership with the ASEAN Secretariat, the Department of Health, Philippines with support and contributions from all ASEAN Member States.