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Rising obesity as a barrier to development

Graham Watson

9th February 2020

An interesting World Bank clip looking at the global prevalence of obesity, not least in low and middle-income countries, and the implications of this for development.

Obesity is a manifestation of a market failure, and it's thus unsurprising that increased obesity is likely to have adverse developmental implications.

Rising obesity as a barrier to development

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