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|Title:||Does Geographic Targeting of Nutrition Interventions Make Sense in Cities? Evidence from Abidjan and Accra|
|Authors:||Morris, Saul S.|
Levin, Carol E.
Ruel, Marie T.
Urbanization and Migration
Development and Technology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Health and Nutrition
Economics and Trade
|Abstract:||Although most developing country cities are characterized by pockets of substandard housing and inadequate service provision, it is not known to what degree low incomes and malnutrition are confinced to specific neighbourhoods. This analysis looks at the cases of Accra (Ghana) and Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire). It uses data from two different household surveys (the Second Côte d'Ivoire Living Standards Survey (CILSS), 1986, and the Accra Urban Food and Nutrition Study (AUFNS), 1997) to quantify small-area clustering in service provision, demographic characteristics, consumption, and nutrition. Both cities showed significant clustering in housing conditions, but not in nutrition, while income was clustered in Abidjan but less so in Accra. This suggests that neighbourhood targeting of poverty-alleviation or nutrition interventions in these and similar cities could lead to undercoverage of the truly needy. Bibliography, note, sum.|