Cross-sectoral coordination in the public sector

A challenge to leveraging agriculture for improving nutrition and health

Todd Benson
2020 conference brief
2011

Healthy and active lives for all require adequate access to food, care, employment, health services, and a healthy environment. None of these determinants of good health and nutrition is sufficient by itself; all of them are necessary. The most efficient policy approach involves, accordingly, a coordinated effort across the various public sector ministries and agencies concerned. However, most governments and government agencies are organized in a way that makes coordination across sectors difficult to achieve