Keep pushing on getting MPs to Turn up, Save lives!

As we get closer to Friday 5th December and the Third Reading of Michael Moore’s Private Member’s Bill on enshrining the UK’s commitment to spending 0.7% of Gross National Income on Overseas Aid, we now have 62 MPs who have committed to Turn Up and Save Lives.

However, we’re not there yet….we need at least 100 MPs to commit to turning up on the day in order to ensure that the Bill passes to the (hopefully) final stage – the House of Lords.

If you haven’t yet done so, reach out to your MPs as soon as you can. We suggest a call to their office – you should be able to find that by adding your postcode here:  http://www.theyworkforyou.com/

Here is a great script if you need some good talking points. You can download those here: Supporter script – TUSL

Let’s make it happen!

Accountability on Nutrition – Why and How? Take home messages from ICN2

Micronutrient Advocacy Officer, Anushree Shiroor, reports back from her recent trip to Rome for the historic ICN2 conference.

Last week, 193 member states came together for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome to discuss malnutrition as a global developmental challenge and present statements on the actions taken by their respective governments to address malnutrition in all its forms.

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 All representatives admitted that malnutrition in one or more forms (stunting, wasting, hidden hunger, or overweight and obesity) was a bane to their country’s growth and development, a burden to their health systems, and an impediment to individuals realising their true potential. We also saw special addresses by His Holiness Pope Francis, His Majesty Letsie III of Lesotho, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain of UAE, Queen Letizia of Spain, and Nadine Heredia, the First Lady of Peru. All urged countries to take an active stance on reducing hunger, halting malnutrition, and building sustainable food systems.

In addition to plenary sessions where delegates discussed their commitments, a series of roundtables were conducted. These discussed the need for nutrition to be prioritised in the post-2015 development agenda, policy coherence for multi-sectoral and collaborative approaches to achieve nutrition objectives, and governance and accountability to ensure political commitment and leadership to prioritise nutrition, and address its immediate and structural determinants.

Accountability was one of the dominant themes at the ICN2. While member states agreed that political will was a precursor to any action to address malnutrition, they also agreed that accountability for all is key to ensuring progress in coverage and quality of nutrition interventions. All governments endorsed the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and the ICN2 Framework for Action, which is the action plan attached to the Declaration, putting policy commitments into practice. However, the Framework for Action is voluntary rather than compulsory, which makes it difficult to hold governments accountable to their commitments. Moreover, the multifaceted nature of malnutrition, its multiple determinants, the inability to assess immediate health consequences, and difficulty in tracking expenditure on nutrition sensitive sectors further complicate the issue of accountability. Financial commitments to nutrition are one of the ways we could hold governments to account. However, RESULTS UK’s new report on Nutrition Aid Architecture and the Global Nutrition Report, show that undernutrition, which underlies 45% of child deaths, and affects over 2 billion people, is vastly underfunded.

Governments have already made concrete commitments to other global frameworks and fora, such as:

1. The World Health Assembly 2025 targets These are a set of six targets adopted in 2012, and aimed at reducing stunting, low-birth weight, wasting, anaemia, and childhood obesity, and increasing exclusive breastfeeding. At ICN2, a new Global targets tracking tool was launched by the WHO, based on these targets, for countries to monitor their own progress and understand what is left to reach the targets to which they have agreed.

2. Nutrition in the post-2015 development context – the Sustainable Development Goals, and targets. Nutrition underlies six of the current Millennium Development goals (MDGs), and most countries are not on track to achieving these goals. With the MDGs coming to an end in 2015, advocates worldwide are asking for a strong standalone goal on nutrition in the post-2015 goals (the Sustainable Development Goals). Targets based on the WHA 2025 nutrition targets, extended until 2030, will ensure outreach to millions of vulnerable individuals who would otherwise be left out.

3. The Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Movement – The SUN global gathering at ICN2 provided a platform for multistakeholder collaboration and sharing across global regions, and governments greatly valued the supportive role played by the SUN networks. The different SUN networks -donor, UN, business, civil society establish parallel channels for holding governments who have signed up to the SUN movement . Additionally, the SUN Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks help governments to conduct self-assessments of progress, and prioritise resources and action.

4. The Global Nutrition Report – Launched on 20th November, the first of its kind, this document reports on global and country specific data on malnutrition in all its forms, and also the progress made against non-financial commitments during the 2013 Nutrition for Growth summit.

5. Active role of Civil society Organisations – all member states acknowledged the role of Civil society in supporting governments in their efforts on addressing malnutrition in all its forms, and holding them accountable for the outcomes. The Civil society forum at the ICN2 provided a platform for various civil society organisations and civil social movements to discuss collaborative approaches for sustainable food systems, and food and nutrition security.

Now that the ICN2 is over, and all delegates have returned to their home countries, our role is to remind governments of the commitments they have made, and hold them to account. The energy around ICN2 must not be allowed to fade. 20141119_185445It took 22 years for the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition, and for governments to acknowledge that the progress made, has not been enough. We cannot let more generations of children to suffer the brunt of preventable malnutrition.

Our enthusiasm is as fresh as ever to continue its advocacy aimed at ensuring that the UK government rapidly delivers on its commitments made at the N4G, i.e, £375 million for direct nutrition programmes and £280 million in matched funding for nutrition, among other initiatives.

As ICN2 Closes, Where Do We Go From Here?

This blog was authored by ACTION nutrition staff who took part in ICN2:  Anushree Shiroor, RESULTS UK; Kate Goertzen, ACTION Secretariat; Manaan Mumma, Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium; Margarita Matias Valencia, RESULTS Canada; and Pauline Pruvost, Global Health Advocates France.

Twenty-two years after the first International Conference on Nutrition, the widely anticipated ICN2 is now drawing to a close in Rome.

In so many ways, the conference was an essential step in the global fight against malnutrition in all its forms, providing a long overdue opportunity for all relevant actors to come together and discuss innovative, partnership-building next steps for multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral nutrition work.

But gathering together was the easy part; the real work is still to follow. Member States, civil society, social movements, parliamentarians, the private sector and others must take concrete action to make new commitments on nutrition, and to create a connected and concrete action plan that will set the stage to scale up progress in the fight against malnutrition.

After participating in ICN2 this week, below is our analysis of key events and happenings at the conference. Learn more about RESULTS UK’s work on nutrition here.

Valuing the Contributions of All and Building Multi-stakeholder Platforms

We welcomed the collaboration of all actors at two specific pre-conference events: the SUN Global Gathering and the ICN2 Civil Society Forum.

The ICN2 Civil Society Forum celebrated the inputs of social and community movements on nutrition, including farmers, fishers, gender equality groups, health civil society organizations, and others concerned with the links between the environment and malnutrition. These valuable voices are not often featured in international fora, and we must listen.

At the SUN Global Gathering, members of the Scaling Up Nutrition movement, which is now active in 54 countries, met for an annual gathering to set priorities, share lessons, and network across multi-stakeholder platforms. As multi-sectoral teams, countries strategized on what it will take to end malnutrition in all forms, and the roles of each sector going forward. This set the stage for collaboration across multi-stakeholder platforms during ICN2 itself.

Valuing Equity, and Operating Smartly Within the Larger Context

We welcome the fact that civil society was given a voice during the plenary and we value the commitment of the CSO vision statement to human rights and the “do no harm” principle.

However, we also believe that appropriate prophylactic intervention—such as iron and folic acid supplementation and vitamin-A supplementation—are needed to prevent undernutrition and reduce both the risk of infection and mortality among groups such as children under five years of age, adolescent girls, and women of reproductive age. Life-saving interventions such as ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs) in cases of severe acute malnutrition, and zinc supplementation in diarrhea cannot be phased out unless health systems are strong enough to prevent the conditions that put vulnerable lives at risk in the first place.

This does not in any way undermine the importance of a need for resilient and responsive food systems or improved and equitable access to nutrient rich and diverse food—nor does it overlook the need to address socio-economic and environmental causes of malnutrition. We must value a deep commitment to human rights for all individuals, and an equity-based approach that prioritizes reaching the hardest to reach. This includes the right to health, health system strengthening, and improving access to treatment in addition to doing our best to prevent malnutrition. Preventing and treating malnutrition is indeed about so much more.

Bridging our Response to Emergency or Humanitarian Situations and the Chronic Emergency of Wasting and Stunting Globally

It was also encouraging this week to hear country interventions that understand that acute malnutrition (wasting) does not exist only in emergency situations, and is in fact common globally. Countries should leave ICN2 with a clear understanding that chronic and acute malnutrition exist in the same spaces and the same contexts—and we must address these issues in tandem. By extension, we must also address emergency contexts involving malnutrition in a way that integrates ongoing country or regional malnutrition contexts.

Charting a Clear Way Forward

Throughout the conference, States were reminded of the nutrition targets unanimously agreed upon at the 2012 World Health Assembly. These targets set goals for reducing malnutrition across six areas for achievement by 2025: stunting (chronic malnutrition),anemia, low birth weight, overweight, breastfeeding, and wasting (acute malnutrition). Member States and others spoke on innovative approaches, successes, and challenges encountered in addressing each of these goals. Further, a valuable new global targets tracking tool on what it will take at the country level to achieve these targets by 2025 was also launched.

Some of the WHA targets are already integrated into the standalone goal on food security and adequate nutrition proposed by the Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While  the employment of clear, internationally-endorsed targets to chart our way forward on ending malnutrition is to be celebrated, we also believe the considerable discussion of the post-2015 targets on nutrition throughout ICN2 sets a strong foundation for projecting these targets forward by another five years, to further bend the curve and chart us on our way to end poverty by 2030. There is no time to waste.

Finally, the landmark first-ever Global Nutrition Report, launched on the international stage at ICN2, will considerably further nutrition accountability work going forward. We applaud its release and the accountability tools for all actors that are sure to result.

A few questions, of course, do remain. A clear governance and accountability mechanism for nutrition was not established at ICN2. After three days of convening, we still don’t know who will be accountable for what. The Framework for Action sets recommendations but they are not necessarily measurable or time-bound. How can we measure the implementation at national and subnational levels? At the global level, who will be the coordination body? We call for a strong accountability mechanism that will integrate with already existing frameworks.

Following this excellent week for collaboration and setting new, actionable targets on ending malnutrition globally, all should be watching governments around the world closely—and doing their own part—to ensure outcome statements are put into action.

The Poole group’s Autumn dinner: a huge success!

Helen Davis, member of the Poole grassroots group, reports on the success of their Autumn grassroots outreach and fundraising dinner. 

The twin purposes of this event are to raise money to support RESULTS but also to give friends and family some idea of what we do and how we do it.

We held our supper this year in the brand new church hall of St Mary’s in Longfleet Road, near Poole hospital. The three storey building is finished to a very high standard and boasts a well equipped kitchen … which gave us a moment’s panic when it was noticed that if you leave the kitchen for more than a minute not only do the lights go out (an admirable energy saving feature) but the cooker turns itself off as well – leaving the potatoes not baking! Similarly, if you exit the lobby to go outside, the door will lock as the lights go off, leaving you stranded outside until someone misses you!

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RESULTS Grassroots Trustee and member of the Poole group, Reg Davis, opens the event.

These details aside, all went well: our guests Annette Brooke MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole and her husband Councillor Mike Brooke, Annette’s successor Councillor Vikki Slade who is standing for Annette’s seat, and RESULTS staff Dan Jones and Felix Jakens all arrived in plenty of time to greet each other and prepare as the 60 guests arrived.

Janet and Karen from the Poole group had prepared a light supper and were helped by other group members who served the meal and cleared away. Dan gave a talk about our work on education and the Global Partnership for Education replenishment this year, speaking powerfully and passionately about the work that the RESULTS staff and grassroots campaigners undertook to help get £300 million out of the UK Governmen this year – £300 million that will help 29 million more children access an education around the world. Felix spoke about RESULTS and how it works, and Annette spoke about how members of the Poole RESULTS group had come to see her at a surgery meeting at the very beginning of her Parliamentary career –in 2001- and how she had been so convinced by their passion, dedication and knowledge, that she had taken up some of the issues that RESULTS cares about. She had nothing but high praise for the staff and campaigners at RESULTS and we were delighted to have her as our special guest.

During coffee and cakes our guests were asked to consider filling in the forms on each table with their details – for instance if they wished to be invited to another such event, or to a meeting, or just so that they would receive a thank-you for their gift.

We were very pleased that everybody who had a ticket actually came – on a wet night in November that is impressive! It goes without saying that group members worked extremely hard without any fuss so that the event ran smoothly … but I suspect that I was not the only one exhausted the next day!

The Heart of All the Action- The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) Rome

Twenty years ago, representatives from different member states met in Rome to declare their united commitment to address global food insecurity and undernutrition. At that time, around 780 million did not have access to adequate food, and over 2000 million suffered from one or more micronutrient deficiencies, resulting from poor quality diets.

Since then, a lot has changed. We have made steady progress in reducing hunger and poverty. Prevalence of undernutrition has fallen from 18.7% to 11.3% globally.[1] Yet, at present 805 million people worldwide are chronically undernourished, and over 2 billion suffer from one or more micronutrient deficiencies which negatively impacts their health and ability to perform as effective and productive individuals. Furthermore, there has also been a rapid rise in obesity and its health manifestations such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases etc. Children and women continue to be worse off- poor nutrition underlies around 3.1 million child deaths, and leaves 162 million children stunted and 51 million wasted. Nearly 1 in 2 women are anaemic, which has adverse generational repercussions.

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NGOs respond to comments by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on the International Development Bill

Yesterday, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond dismissed plans to enshrine in law Britain’s commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on overseas aid in the Daily Telegraph. Today, a response to the comments from NGOs, including RESULTS, has been published on the Telegraph website. Have a read of the response below:

Philip Hammond is misguided in his comments about the aid law that is passing through Parliament (“Law to protect foreign aid rejected”, November 13).

This bill enjoys cross party support. Enshrining the UK’s aid promise in law would deliver the 2010 manifesto pledge of all three main political parties as well as the coalition agreement.

We should be proud that the UK has reached this international target. This law puts lifesaving aid beyond politics, guaranteeing that 0.7% of GNI is spent on aid per year, linked to economic performance, until it is no longer needed. The bill would also move the debate from how much aid to how can we use aid most effectively to have the greatest impact.

And finally, this bill sends an important signal to developing countries that we will keep our aid promise to them and it reminds other rich countries that they too must meet their aid targets.

UK aid saves and changes lives every day. Philip Hammond is witnessing that first hand in Sierra Leone where the UK is leading the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. However humanitarian aid alone is not enough to end extreme poverty, this is why enshrining the target in law will ensure that aid is used to enable future UK governments to make smart long-term investments that address the root causes of poverty A law that protects this lifesaving assistance is very far from “bizarre”.

Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, RESULTS UK

Amy Dodd, Coordinator, UKAN

Ben Jackson, Chief Executive, Bond

Bert R Smit, CEO, ADRA-UK

Justin Forsyth,Chief Executive, Save the Children

Caroline Harper, CEO, Sightsavers UK

Chris Bain, CEO, Cafod

Diane Sheard, UK Director, The ONE Campaign

Jehangir Malik OBE, UK Director, Islamic Relief

Justin Byworth, CEO, WorldVision UK

Loretta Minghella, Chief Executive, Christian Aid

Margaret Batty, Director of Policy and Campaigns, WaterAid

Rose Caldwell, Executive Director of Concern Worldwide (UK)

Simon O’Connell, Executive Director Elect, Mercy Corps

Tanya Barron, CEO, Plan UK

This letter was first published on the Telegraph website here.

A Chance to Reach Every Child: new report launched on the importance of ensuring full funding for Gavi

Following last week’s UK launch in parliament, today, marked by World Pneumonia Day, is the global launch of a new report on Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

The report, A Chance to Reach Every Child: how full funding for Gavi can ensure immunisation for all, was produced jointly by the ACTION partnership and Save the Children builds momentum in the run-up to Gavi’s replenishment conference in Berlin on January 27th 2015.

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Since its inception in 2000, Gavi has supported more than 70 of the world’s poorest countries to immunise 440 million children, preventing 6 million deaths. This is an incredible achievement, and has played a critical role in the dramatic reduction of global under-five child deaths since 2000.

Gavi is a great example of the value of development assistance: UK aid through Gavi saves a child’s life every two minutes. Better child health has found to be crucial in improving education outcomes, and contributing to economic growth, with the end result of countries then ‘graduating’ out of development assistance from Gavi.

Last week’s launch event saw RESULTS UK and Save the Children UK joined by parliamentarians, civil society, academia and government officials. The panel of speakers included Jason Lane, Senior Health Advisor from the Global Funds Team at DFID, Professor Anthony Scott from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Rob Newman, Director for Policy and Performance at Gavi, Simon Wright from Save the Children, and Aaron Oxley from RESULTS UK.

Rob Newman spoke passionately about the commitment within this ‘incredible global partnership’ to maintaining Gavi’s exceptional standards in terms of children reached and value for money.

Professor Anthony Scott, who has spent the past 20 years in Kenya tackling infectious childhood disease, recalled how cases of pneumonia in children in his Kenyan hospital ‘fell to virtually zero after the introduction of the [pneumococcal] vaccine’.

RESULTS UK Executive Director Aaron Oxley noted the huge support for Gavi among both RESULTS UK grassroots campaigners and the wider public: ‘people get vaccines – the link between donor investment and lives saved is powerful and clear.’ Simon Wright, Head of Child Survival at Save the Children commented that it was ‘great to see health systems and sustainability at the core of Gavi’s strategy,’ given the need for improvements to be sustainable in the long-term.

The next period sees Gavi now take on a crucial challenge: reaching the one in five children who still cannot access vaccines, who are generally the hardest-to-reach, poorest and most vulnerable children. Despite the availability of an effective vaccine against pneumonia, the disease remains the leading killer of children. It is therefore vital that all children receive vaccines through existing health systems, regardless of where they are born or live, their mother’s educational status or household income level. Gavi is in a unique position to ensure all children are reached with vaccines. Through pooling the purchasing of vaccines around the world, Gavi benefits from economies of scale and works to drive down prices.

A Chance to Reach Every Child makes the case for increased donor investments in immunisation programmes to expand access to new and underused vaccines in the poorest countries, including the pneumococcal vaccine. In January 2015, Gavi will hold a replenishment conference, seeking to mobilise an additional US$ 7.5 billion to fund its 2016-2020 strategy and save 5-6 million lives. The report outlines civil societies ask within each of Gavi’s key donor markets to ensure this ambitious target is met.

At the UK parliamentary launch, we were delighted to hear DFID’s Jason Lane state that ‘Gavi really is a best buy’ and that he ‘can totally agree with our report’s recommendations’. The UK has historically been a leading supporter of Gavi, and will need to show continued leadership if full funding is to be achieved.

Beyond this, there is work to be done before next January to ensure other key donors step up. RESULTS UK’s Aaron Oxley continued: ‘Gavi has made an ambitious call to donors to fully fund this next step towards reaching every child with lifesaving vaccines. We call on current and new donors to step forward and meet the challenge to ensure no child is left behind.’

For more information on how you can get involved in RESULTS UK’s work to champion Gavi and childhood immunisation, please contact Tom Maguire at tom.maguire@results.org.uk.

 

0.7% bill passes committee – third reading set for December 5th

On Tuesday, the Private Members Bill that is seeking to enshrine the UK’s commitment to spending 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid in law passed the next stage of the legislative process.

You’ll remember that RESULTS grassroots campaigners, and campaigners from across the international development sector teamed up to get the Bill through the ‘Second Reading’, as part of the ‘Turn Up, Save Lives’ campaign. on the day 166 MPs turned up to vote in support of the bill.

Well, after that success, the Bill moved to the ‘committee’ stage, at which a group of MPs from all parties, both those in support and those opposed, discuss the ins and outs of the bill and consider amendments proposed by MPs.

Well, without getting too complicated, the Bill has now passed this stage with a couple of amendments, neither of which affect the key principle of making it law for any UK Government to spend 0.7% of GNI on overseas aid.

This is great news, and one more key step on the road to it becoming a law.

The Bill will now go back before the House for the ‘Third Reading’ on December 5th: and again it is do or die. We are going to have to work together again, with partners from across the sector, and with all of our campaigners, to ensure that enough supportive MPs turn up and vote to help the bill move forward.

So mark the date – December 5th- because we’re going to be going all in to help the bill pass.

 

 

Bringing my experiences with drug-resistant tuberculosis to the UK Parliament

My name is Zolelwa Sifumba. I am 24 years of age and am from East London, South Africa. I am a medical student at the University of Cape Town and I am also a Multidrug resistant TB survivor. I contracted TB while doing clinical work for 4th year in the wards of GF Jooste Hospital in Mannenburg, Cape Town.

Infection control at some of the hospitals we work in is not really strict, there are respirators that are to be worn to protect o

Zolelwa, Buci and Bruce in Westminster Hall

Zolelwa, Buci and Bruce in Westminster Hall

urselves from TB but in many hospitals either they are hard to find, they run out of them for the month or they just fail to provide them for us. Also there is the common misconception that health care workers are somehow immune to TB, so not many people make use of the masks. There is some sort of culture that is against the wearing of masks and early in our medical careers, we as students are exposed to this culture.

Needless to say, the treatment process was extremely difficult and horrible because I had many side effects from the treatment; the treatment was extremely hard to tolerate.

In 2013 I joined TB proof, TB Proof, a movement of health workers and students dedicated to educating others about the dangers of TB, and to advocating for improved TB treatment and prevention. It was founded in 2012 by South African Health Care Workers and Student safter multiple personal experiences with occupational tuberculosis, particularly multi-drug-resistant TB. TB Proof is now setting out to achieve three main goals:

  1. To “TB PROOF” our colleagues, students and patients by creating greater awareness of and protection against occupational and nosocomial TB transmission through education and activism.
  2. To destigmatize and prioritize occupational TB by collecting and disclosing proof of an alarming rise in cases.
  3. To mobilize national and global resources through patient advocacy to help address shortcomings in prevention and treatment strategies, both for health care workers and more importantly, the population we serve.

To mobilize national and global resources through patient advocacy to help address shortcomings in prevention and treatment strategies, both for health care workers and more importantly, the population we serve.I quite enjoy the work I do with TB Proof; I usually share my story with people to let them know how difficult life is while on treatment. As part of this work, I received an invitation from RESULTS UK to attend their Tuberculosis Advocacy Tour as a guest speaker on November 2nd – 6th in London, England. This was great news for me and on the 2nd of November I arrived at Heathrow Airport along with the inspirational Busi. Busi is a DR-TB survivor also from Cape Town who has dedicated her life to other TB patients for the past seven years by working as a counsellor for Médecins sans Frontières and joined me as a guest speaker throughout the trip.

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Report Launch: Nutrition Aid Architecture

Nutrition Aid Architecture: How could improvements in financing mechanisms galvanise the global effort?

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Today, we launch a new report looking at the complex web of financing for nutrition, the ‘nutrition aid architecture,’ in the world today. The report is being published in the build up to the International Conference on Nutrition in Rome, which will be attended by all the agencies and organisations that work on raising funds for nutrition programmes across the globe.

The report shows clearly that the nutrition sector is vastly underfunded. Currently only 0.4% of Overseas Development Aid is spent on nutrition programmes. In 2013, The Lancet identified that this is only around 1.4% of what is required. At a time when undernutrition contributes to 45% of all deaths in children under the age of 5, there is an urgent need to assess how we can finance nutrition programmes more effectively around the world.

Presently, there are a number of exciting new financing mechanisms being developed. In our report we consider these, alongside current mechanisms, to determine how nutrition finance can expand, so as to prevent millions of children dying every year .The report looks at the Catalytic Fund for Nutrition announced at Nutrition for Growth in June 2013, and the Global Financing Facility announced by the World Bank at this year’s UN General Assembly. The report also considers more innovative mechanisms such as UNITLIFE, Results-Based Financing, and how to encourage more domestic spending on nutrition programmes in developing countries.

The report asks if there is anything the nutrition sector can learn from the success of big ‘global funds’ in other development sectors, for example GFATM, the Global Fund for HI/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. A key conclusion from the research is that although the nutrition architecture is already complex the main priority at the present time should be to urgently bring on more sources of finance to tackle undernutrition.

As we approach the last stages of the Post 2015 agenda and negotiations on a new set of development goals for the period 2015-2030 , we hope this report can contribute to the debate on how we can scale up finance for the essential  nutrition sector.

The report is available here.