Project profile — Global Nutrition Report 2015-2016


IFPRI – International Food Policy Research Institute (51001)
2015-07-28 - 2016-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (30.00%)
• America, regional (20.00%)
• Asia, regional (30.00%)
• Europe, regional (20.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports the International Food Policy Research Institute in developing and publishing the Global Nutrition Report for 2015-2016. With the support of Canada, as well as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Germany, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the Netherlands, The United Kingdom and others, the Report aims to sustain and increase international political commitment to take concrete action to improve nutrition and reduce vulnerability among women and children in countries with high incidence of under-nutrition. The Report analyzes existing data on nutrition, identifies knowledge gaps and proposes ways to address them. It also provides clear recommendations on priority actions and seeks to strengthen stakeholder and citizen engagement to develop a plan to improve nutrition.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) the international community endorses and champions the Global Nutrition Report; (2) civil society organizations (CSOs), communities, and other actors use the Global Nutrition Report as an advocacy tool to improve nutrition; (3) stakeholders (donors, governments, private sector, CSOs) use the Report to inform decision making (policy, strategy, budget, plans, etc.); (4) stakeholders use the Report as an accountability mechanism; and (5) the quality of nutrition-related data improves over time.

Results achieved 

Results achieved by the publication of the Global Nutrition Report (GNR) 2015 include: (1) 36 endorsements by leaders from government, multilateral organizations, business, civil society, sports and music; (2) 101 citations in peer reviewed documents between September 2015 and July 2016; (3) presentations and events in over 30 cities, including an African Parliamentary Forum in Windhoek, Namibia, the Global Action Summit in Nashville, United States and the COP21 climate summit in Paris, France in December 2015; (4) 767 media mentions in global media outlets; (5) media coverage for the GNR increased in 2015 compared to 2014 with the United States, India and China accounting for half of the total media mentions. Media coverage also increased in South Africa, France, Japan, Philippines, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand and Ghana; (6) dissemination to stakeholders and interested parties led to over 17,000 unique downloads of the report from September to April 2016; and (7) unsolicited feedback from stakeholders (researchers, institutions, governments) highlighted the importance and accuracy of the 2015 GNR in making informed decisions about nutrition programming.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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