Tracking Commitments

A new way to combat malnutrition is urgently needed and should include:

  • Increased policy and financial commitments, made through stronger partnerships between donors, high-burden countries, the private sector and other stakeholders.
  • Space to share, learn, and innovate on what works.
  • Increased transparency on how resources for nutrition are spent, and greater accountability for progress made—or not made—against malnutrition.
  • Proof of the momentum built and growing interest, visibility and commitments to nutrition.

The movement to end nutrition is gaining momentum, and commitments have been made in multiple fora and by many stakeholders. However, financial commitments must be met with action, and actions with accountability and transparency. This page includes resources by the nutrition community that demonstrate the global political will to end malnutrition, and that are tracking the development and implementation of SMART commitments.

 

Resources:

Accountability

Progress against 2016 Nutrition for Growth commitments

The Global Nutrition Report is a key accountability mechanism as the only independent and comprehensive annual review of the state of the world’s progress against malnutrition.

A scorecard for donor accountability

This annual scorecard by ACTION tracks the ambition and delivery of donor pledges made at the 2013 Nutrition for Growth summit in London.

Mapping and tracking donor spending

Results for Development charts individual countries’ official development assistance and provides a breakdown of current donor financing for nutrition.

The Global Movement

The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

On 1 April 2016, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2016-2025 the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition. As an umbrella for consolidating and aligning nutrition actions and convened by FAO and WHO, the decade offers an open and inclusive way for all actors to set, track and achieve commitments to end all forms of malnutrition worldwide. UN partners will soon be developing an online repository to bring together all global commitments to nutrition.

Creating Partnerships Across Diverse Sectors

At the 2013 Nutrition for Growth event, representatives from a diverse range of industries, sectors and communities came together. By signing onto the “Global Nutrition for Growth Compact”, significant commitments from governments, civil society and business were made, & new partnerships formed.

Developing and Implementing SMART Commitments

World Cancer Research Fund International and NCD Alliance outline example SMART commitments from the ICN2 Framework for Action that governments should develop and implement to address NCDs, overweight & obesity.

The Global Investment Framework for Nutrition

To inform the urgent action needed by all stakeholders to invest more in nutrition, the World Bank, Results for Development Institute, and 1,000 Days – with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation – developed a roadmap for policymakers that outlines the investments required to tackle malnutrition.

Invest in Nutrition

InvestInNutrition.org, showcases the results of a joint research effort between the World Bank Group, Results for Development Institute, and 1,000 Days to develop a global investment framework for nutrition. The website shows how much it would cost for each region and income group to achieve the global nutrition targets, as well as where the money could come from. It also allows users to download data and powerful images to support nutrition advocacy and communication.

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