Response to Comment: Iron Supplementation

Thank you for your comment "There are no indicators on iron supplementation for adolescents and pregnant/lactating women, child spacing (related to stunting) and adolescent/women food diversity."

The IEG would have liked to include indicators on iron supplementation, but nationally representative  data were just not available for a meaningful set of countries.  On child spacing we have an indicator on the unmet need for family planning and one for the percent of women with their first pregnancy before the age of 18, both of which relate to issues of number of pregnancies.  On adolescent/women dietary diversity, there are no data available from  nationally representative surveys from a meaningful set of countries to report on at this time.