Project profile — Global Nutrition Report 2018

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Global Nutrition Report 2018 - Overview
DI - Development Initiatives
2018-03-26 - 2020-05-06
Country / region • Developing countries, unspecified (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• 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 (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project supports Development Initiatives in developing and publishing the 2018 Global Nutrition Report. The Global Nutrition Report is the leading independent accountability mechanism for nutrition. Established in 2013 as an outcome of the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Global Compact, the Report seeks to increase accountability for greater action to end malnutrition with a focus on curating high quality, comprehensive and credible data on nutrition outcomes and its determinants; and accounting for stakeholder commitments, policies and interventions designed to improve nutrition and financing for nutrition. Data produced by the Report exposes barriers faced by nutrition stakeholders, and highlights potential for action and advocacy for improved nutrition. The Report also holds donors, governments and private sector stakeholders accountable to their policy and financial commitments pledged through Nutrition for Growth and tracks donor and country annual spending towards nutrition. The 2018 Report focuses on success stories in nutrition to encourage nutrition stakeholders to take action. Specifically, the Report aims to: (1) feature country actions addressing malnutrition burdens; (2) validate new data indicators and measures; (3) showcase private sector workforce commitments made through Nutrition for Growth, and (4) feature thematic chapters on diet, food environments and food systems, and country level implementation of interventions and policies to address the double burden of malnutrition.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) civil society organizations use data to advocate for greater action that lead to a reduction in malnutrition, particularly for women and girls; (2) accessibility, timeliness and disaggregation of nutrition data is improved; and (3) country-level actors are informed how to increase pro-nutrition action, with an emphasis on women and girls.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2019: (1) global, national and regional presentations and events were organized for world leaders; (2) more than 300 new articles covering the report in 52 countries were published, and engagement on social media increased; (3) a website was used to facilitate access to the report, and more than 400 printed copies were distributed; (4) the conversation on nutrition was moved to focus on a global issue, not just a problem in developing countries; (5) media coverage of the link between gender and nutrition was increased; and (6) malnutrition data was presented for 194 countries.



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