Project profile — Scaling Up Nutrition - REACH

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Scaling Up Nutrition - REACH - Overview
WFP - World Food Programme (XM-DAC-41140)
2011-03-29 - 2014-12-31
Country / region • Africa, regional (80.00%)
• Asia, regional (20.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project represents CIDA's contribution to the Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger (REACH) initiative. This initiative works to build government and national capacity to effectively scale-up nutrition interventions in order to improve health and reduce mortality in mothers and children. The coordinated REACH approach ensures more effective and coherent food and nutrition assistance by supporting integrated interventions to link child undernutrition, food security, health and care in a sustainable package. REACH is a coordinating mechanism of four UN organizations working in the field of nutrition, namely, World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This project is part of Canada's Maternal, Newborn and Child Health commitment. The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: women and children in three Sub-Saharan African countries receive effective nutrition interventions; enhanced healthy nutrition practices for mothers and children; evidence-based nutrition intervention program guidance accessed by global health practitioners and applied to nutrition programming.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of December 2014 include: (1) nutrition analyses were completed in seven out of eight REACH countries to increase awareness of the nutrition situation and allow for the development of the best strategies and priorities for improvement; (2) priority interventions to scale up nutrition were determined in seven countries; (3) nutrition action plans were finalized in six countries to address nutrition through a multi-sectoral approach; (4) costing of nutrition plans was completed in six countries to stimulate resource mobilization from both domestic and external resources; (5) national advocacy and communication strategies to increase political engagement towards nutrition were developed in four countries; and (6) nutrition was integrated into national development strategies to ensure nutrition remains a focus for national governments. At the global level, the project drafted a Compendium of Action for Nutrition identifying a breadth of possible actions to combat malnutrition with associated evidence with the aim of supporting policy-makers in decision making related to nutrition programming. These results contribute to increased awareness of nutrition problems and solutions, stronger national nutrition policies and programs, and increased national capacity to effectively manage and govern a multi-sectoral approach to nutrition.



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