2022 Global Nutrition Report: Stronger Commitments for Greater Action

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The '2022 Global Nutrition Report: Stronger commitments for greater action’ sets out the role of accountability and its ability to transform action to tackle the nutrition crisis. It analyses the hard work underway and emphasises the role of every stakeholder to demonstrate why coordination is the only way we can deliver sustainable nutrition outcomes.

This year's report sets out the vital role of accountability and its ability to transform action to tackle this nutrition crisis that affects all. It analyses the hard work already underway through an unprecedented number of commitments made by governments, civil society organisations (CSOs), private sector businesses, donors and international organisations. It emphasises the unique and vital role of every stakeholder to demonstrate why collaboration and coordination is the only way we can deliver sustainable nutrition outcomes. And it highlights where greater effort both across the board and from specific actors is needed to ensure actions translate into impact.

Although the 2022 Global Nutrition Report analyses commitments made before the war in Ukraine, its emphasis on stronger commitments, accountability and action has a heightened significance in the face of the war’s impact on food and nutrition security globally. The need for stakeholders to step up and take action to mitigate these impacts and improve nutrition for all has never been more urgent.

Here is an overview:

Executive Summary: The 2022 Global Nutrition Report showcases the value of the NAF and the insights it can bring, which have the potential to significantly improve nutrition action, and analyses commitments registered under the NAF to date. It sets the baseline for monitoring nutrition actions and their impact. Crucially it serves as a call to action for all stakeholders in the global fight against malnutrition.

Chapter 1: The first global accountability framework for nutrition: Introducing the NAF and its critical role in monitoring nutrition action. This chapter presents long-standing challenges in commitment-making for nutrition and how the NAF strengthens accountability, with a focus on the Tokyo N4G Summit. It describes the NAF cycle: how it works, who can make commitments, what commitments are included, and how these are registered, assessed and published.

Chapter 2: Unpacking commitments made to the NAF in the Nutrition Year of Action: How stakeholders stepped up in the Nutrition Year of Action. Chapter two presents an overview of patterns in stakeholder representation, geographic and population coverage, alignment with the global nutrition targets, and response to Covid-19. It analyses the type of commitments using the Nutrition Action Classification System and their SMARTness using the Nutrition Action SMARTness Index.

Chapter 3:  Governments: Tackling poor diets and malnutrition domestically. This chapter analyses government commitments and categorises their goals as enabling, policy or impact. Impact actions, their nature and focus, are explored in more detail. Countries are grouped by income and burden of malnutrition to better understand the differences in commitments made by countries with different economic and nutrition profiles.

Chapter 4: CSOs: Advocating for and supporting greater nutrition action:This chapter groups CSO commitment goals into enabling, policy and impact categories, and takes a deep dive into characterising their SMARTness. It also investigates the alignment of CSO commitments with the global nutrition targets.

Chapter 5: Private sector: A focus on internal policies to improve nutrition: Chapter five assesses the reach and geographical coverage of commitments made by private sector businesses, as well as their alignment with the global nutrition targets. It highlights the breadth of nutrition actions, with a focus on internal policies designed to improve nutrition.

Chapter 6:  Donors: Financial resources and beyond: This chapter highlights the key role donors have in mobilising new financial resources, including in light of Covid-19, which has exacerbated the need for nutrition financing as well as their role beyond financing. It reviews the commitments donors made to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 on food and health systems.

Chapter 7: International organisations including multilaterals: Chapter seven presents the global role of international organisations in the fight against malnutrition. As well as giving an overview of the commitments made, the chapter focuses on the SMARTness of commitments, highlighting areas for improvement. Finally, alignment with the global nutrition targets is presented, identifying areas requiring additional global efforts.


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