Project profile — Scaling Up Nutrition - Expansion of the REACH Mechanism


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2014-03-25 - 2020-05-08
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Haiti (20.00%)
• Africa, regional (80.00%)


• 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 (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project expands Canada’s support to Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger and Undernutrition (REACH) in order to support country-led efforts to effectively scale-up nutrition activities to improve health and reduce death in the most vulnerable mothers and children. This project brings REACH into three to four additional countries with high rates of undernutrition, which have joined the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement. REACH provides support that is based on a country’s specific needs and level of preparedness for scaling up nutrition interventions, and works to increase government capacity to address undernutrition effectively and sustainably. The coordinated REACH approach ensures more effective and coherent food and nutrition assistance by supporting integrated interventions to link child undernutrition, food security (or access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food), and health. The project also supports the REACH Secretariat, which provides overall coordination and technical expertise to participating countries. REACH is a coordinating mechanism of five United Nations agencies working in the field of nutrition: the United Nations World Food Programme, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and a recent new member, the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Expected results 

The expected immediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased awareness of the problem of undernutrition and potential solutions; (2) strengthened national nutrition policies and programs; (3) increased nutrition management capacity; and (4) improved nutrition monitoring and evaluation systems. The expected intermediate outcome is improved nutrition and reduced vulnerability for women and children in countries receiving support through REACH expansion.

Results achieved 


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 Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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