What is Nutrition for Growth?
Action is urgently needed to tackle the global crisis of malnutrition. Each year, malnutrition claims the lives of almost 3 million children, robs over 2 billion people of their health and wellbeing, and costs the global economy over $3 trillion in lost productivity and health care costs.
For too long, the world has gravely underinvested in proven solutions to this pervasive problem. In fact, on average, countries spend about two percent of their domestic budgets on nutrition and donors allocate less than 1% of total development assistance on the high-impact nutrition programs that save lives and boost economic growth. But the tide has started to turn.
Nutrition for Growth represents an opportunity for governments, investors, civil society organizations and citizens to come together to invest in solutions to improve nutrition for the world’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens. It is a platform for governments and other partners to make high-impact commitments to end malnutrition in all its forms, and to ensure brighter and more prosperous futures.