Project profile — Improving the Tracking of Resources for Better Nutrition


The College of William and Mary
2013-03-28 - 2014-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (65.00%)
• America, regional (10.00%)
• Asia, regional (25.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (50.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Sectors not specified (99810) (50.00%)

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


The goal of this project is to help people in developing countries achieve better health and nutrition by improving the way donor spending on nutrition projects is tracked and reported. Better information on donor spending makes it easier to measure progress in mobilizing resources, highlight gaps in support for better nutrition, improve the quality of development assistance for nutrition, and ultimately, improve nutrition for people in developing countries. This project supports the work of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. The project consists of developing and applying a common methodology for accurately and effectively tracking how much money each donor allocates to projects designed to improve nutrition. Within the context of this project, this new methodology is used to determine how much money donors spent on nutrition in 2010, to establish a baseline at the start of the SUN Movement. The project also develops recommendations for improving methods to track and report on nutrition spending in future years.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: increased accountability among Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) donors and within the SUN Movement as a whole; and donors incentivized to more effectively allocate funding for nutrition.

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 Project-type interventions
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