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About the Global Nutrition Report

The Global Nutrition Report (GNR) is the world’s leading independent assessment of the state of global nutrition. We provide the best available data, in-depth analysis and expert opinion rooted in evidence to drive action on nutrition where it is urgently needed.

A multi-stakeholder initiative comprised of global institutions, the GNR is led by experts in the field of nutrition. The GNR was established in 2014 following the first Nutrition for Growth summit, as an accountability mechanism to track progress against global nutrition targets and the commitments made to reach them.

Through a comprehensive report, interactive Country Nutrition Profiles and Nutrition for Growth Commitment Tracker, the GNR sheds light on the state of nutrition. We aim to highlight progress and working solutions to tackle poor diets and malnutrition around the world.

The GNR is leading coordinated efforts to develop an independent and unified accountability framework for nutrition, known as the Nutrition Accountability Framework. This framework will make use of existing mechanisms to strengthen global accountability for nutrition, driving faster and fairer progress to improve nutrition.

We are a unifying voice, designed for and with the communities who can act. By informing the nutrition debate, we inspire action to create a world free from malnutrition in all its forms.

2020 Global Nutrition Report

The 2020 Global Nutrition Report brings together the best-available data on malnutrition, proposing a new analysis that goes beyond global and national patterns to reveal significant inequalities within countries and populations. As ever, the 2020 report presents the most comprehensive picture of the state of nutrition at the global, regional, and country level, and tracks progress against global nutrition targets and the commitments made to reach them.

The 2020 report focuses on equity and unpacks the role of inequities in ending malnutrition in all its forms. Through this lens, the report reveals the challenges and opportunities for improving nutrition outcomes by tackling injustices in food and health systems, supported by strong financing and accountability.

Who is involved?

It is researched, analysed and written by the Chairs of an Independent Expert Group (IEG) of world-leading academics, researchers and government representatives. The IEG is consulted on, inputs into and reviews the report. A wider Stakeholder Group – drawn from government, donor, civil society, multilateral and private sector organisations – provides strategic leadership of the report.

Media enquiries

The Global Nutrition Report can provide journalists with a wide range of reliable statistics and evidence on malnutrition around the world. We can also arrange interviews with experts across the sector.

Press releases

30 November 2020

Global Nutrition Report to lead the Nutrition Accountability Framework

The Global Nutrition Report (GNR) will take a lead role in the strengthening of accountability on commitments made to improve nutrition in the run up to the next Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit and beyond.

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13 October 2020

Changes to the leadership of the Global Nutrition Report

Abigail Perry has stepped down from her role within the Global Nutrition Report’s Stakeholder Group to make way for a new Co-chair. Venkatesh Mannar has stepped down as Co-chair of the Independent Expert Group, which will continue to be led by Dr Renata Micha.

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12 May 2020

2020 Global Nutrition Report: Global Press Release

The 2020 Global Nutrition Report looks beyond global and national patterns, revealing significant inequalities in nutrition outcomes within countries and populations. Based on the best-available data, in-depth analysis and expert opinion rooted in evidence, the report identifies critical actions to achieve nutrition equity.

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04 July 2019

New experts appointed to lead the Global Nutrition Report

Dr Renata Micha and M.G. Ventakesh Mannar have been appointed as the new Co-Chairs of the world-renowned Global Nutrition Report.

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21 December 2018

Global Nutrition Report Independent Expert Group co-chairs to step down for 2019

The Co-chairs of the Global Nutrition Report’s Independent Expert Group will finish their term at the end of 2019, and will be passing their roles to new co-chairs.

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29 November 2018

2018 Global Nutrition Report launch press release

2018 Global Nutrition Report reveals malnutrition is unacceptably high and affects every country in the world, but there is also an unprecedented opportunity to end it.

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Contact the Global Nutrition Report

Tatiana Audi

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T: +44 7 860520072