2022 Global Nutrition Report

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.

About The Report
Preface: About this report on the GNR’s Nutrition Accountability Framework

Learn more about the structure and content of this report – which chapters explain the key concepts of the NAF and which provide analyses of commitments made by a range of stakeholders.


We are living through a global nutrition crisis. Poor diets and malnutrition are among the greatest societal challenges of our time, impacting our health, our economies, and our environment. Declaring 2021 as the Nutrition Year of Action evoked a response from stakeholders across the world that made this a pivotal moment for nutrition.

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 01
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 02
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 03
Governments: Tackling poor diets and malnutrition domestically

Chapter three 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 04
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 05
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 06
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 07
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.

The NAF Commitment Tracker

The GNR’s Nutrition Accountability Framework (NAF) created the world’s first independent and comprehensive platform for registering SMART commitments to take action on nutrition and monitor that action. Use the NAF Commitment Tracker to explore all registered commitments for a detailed insight into what action is being committed where, by whom and with what purpose. The NAF Commitment Tracker shines a light on commitments made across the world to end malnutrition in all its forms.

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The Nutrition Accountability Framework

The Nutrition Accountability Framework (NAF) creates the world’s first independent and comprehensive platform for registering SMART nutrition commitments and monitoring nutrition action. It has been endorsed by the government of Japan, the SUN Movement, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, USAID and many others, ahead of the Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021. Anyone can sign up for an account to register a commitment.

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Country Nutrition Profiles

The Country Nutrition Profiles bring together the latest data on nutrition at global, regional and country level. You can use the Country Nutrition Profiles to compare different regions or to find out what progress your country has made towards global nutrition targets set by the World Health Assembly. This makes them a great resource for anyone who needs evidence to drive nutrition action throughout the world.

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