In less than a decade, Peru halved its rate of chronic malnutrition among children under five from around 28% in 2008 to around 13% in 2016.
Students walk the streets of near the Plaza de Armas in Lima, Peru. © World Bank/Dominic Chavez

Student enrollment across Afghanistan is increasing, especially among girls, with the construction of new school buildings.
© Ahmad Reza Mohabbati/Rumi Consultancy/World Bank
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