The graph below shows how much money per student Guatemala devotes to its existing school meals programme compared with similar programmes in other countries in the region.

This data is then contrasted with the magnitude of the problem that the programme purportedly attempts to overcome, namely the reduction of child malnutrition. The comparisons suggest that Guatemala’s financial commitment to this programme is incommensurate with the enormity of the deprivations.

Source: Felner, E (2008) A new frontier in economic and social rights advocacy? Turning quantitative data into a tool for human rights accountability, Sur International Journal on Human Rights, Year 5, Number 9: p.138.