A new book called ‘The Routledge Handbook of international Education and Development’ has been published that seeks to provide critical analysis of the issues around education and international development and suggest key aspects for the future research agenda. 

As part of this work, Imperial College of London’s Partnership for Child Development, the World Food Programme and the World Bank​ were invited to write a chapter entitled  ‘Nutrition in International Education and Development Debates: The Impact of School Feeding’. 

This discusses the importance of the inter-linkages between health, nutrition and education, and the adoption by almost all countries in the world of child-centered investments by national governments in school health and school feeding programmes.

 It highlights the fact that tools and technical support are increasingly being made available to governments to support informed decision making about programme design and implementation, and to ensure their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in particular. 

The chapter goes on to say that the priority now is to ensure that health and school feeding programmes effectively impact on the development and education outcomes of children.​​​​

Additional sections within the handbook i​t look at early years, tertiary, adult and vocational educations’ role in  development. And the role that international cooperation plays in shaping education in shaping in developing countries.