Donor

Australia

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Financial commitments
London 2013

Provide an extra A$40 million, over four years, to support a new initiative to help more than 1 million people in the Asia-Pacific to better access food and improved nutrition.

Reported progress

Nutrition-specific, 2018

Commitments: AUD 23,952,990.19

Disbursements: AUD 23,952,990.19

Nutrition-sensitive, 2018

Commitments: AUD 73,936,781.43

Disbursements: AUD 73,936,781.43

1 USD = 1.338 AUD. Usage of the SUN Donor Network Methodology and Guidance Note to Track Global Investments in Nutrition

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

Reported progress in previous Global Nutrition Reports indicates that commitment has been achieved

Non-financial commitments
London 2013

Take action on nutrition in collaboration with our development partners by joining the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement.

Reported progress

2019:

Australia continues to be an active partner in the SUN Movement and takes action on nutrition domestically and in line with our development policy. This includes regular dialogue with SUN members to discuss nutrition best practice, donor cooperation in-country, as well as partner country progress. Internationally, Australia has a particular focus on malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries in East Asia and the Pacific. We will continue to engage with SUN at a working level in relevant policy fora as appropriate. Such involvement tends to be bottom-up and informal, which contributes to the success of the SUN Movement.

2020:

Australian development assistance pivoted to support Covid-19 initiatives in the Pacific and South-East Asia. These measures included water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and other related intersectoral thematic initiatives encompassing nutrition, gender, social protection, education and infrastructure. Covid-19 has magnified the vulnerability of the Pacific to food security issues as a result of a reliance on imports; supply chain pressure and food affordability, alongside widespread income loss. Australia has taken steps to support food security in the Pacific, both in financial and non-financial commitments, for example:

- Australia has established the Essential Services and Humanitarian Corridor (the Corridor). The Corridor is designed to work in partnership with the Pacific Islands Forum Pacific Humanitarian Pathway for Covid-19 (the Pathway), to ensure the movement of essential goods and services across our region amid global supply chain disruptions. The Corridor recognises Australias important position as a transport hub for the region, ensuring essential services and supplies can reach the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

- Australia boosted funding to the World Food Programme to support critical air transport capacity for the Pathway, enabling the transport of urgent supplies and personnel across the Pacific.

- Australia has also been working with our partners to provide tailored financial social protection support to Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Nauru, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Timor-Leste.

- Australia has commissioned assessments of the impact of Covid-19 on food security in the Pacific to assist those partner governments to safeguard and strengthen approaches to food security.

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

Reported progress in previous Global Nutrition Reports indicates that commitment has been achieved