Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
In June 2015, the Gates Foundation announced a major increase in its nutrition investments, but this commitment was not formally registered as an update to our original 2013 Nutrition for Growth pledge, so we are officially doing so today. Our 2015 commitment was to spend USD $776 million on nutrition from 2015-2020. This represents an increase of USD $360 million over planned spending levels we announced in London in 2013. Our Ambition by 2020:
- Contributing to averting up to 1.8 million undernutrition-attributable deaths
- Delivery platforms and implementation knowledge established to accelerate scale-up of current and emerging nutrition interventions
- Global nutrition community will know and understand the full set of causes of undernutrition
- New solutions developed and tested to address up to 50 percent of the unaddressed burden
Between now and 2020, the BMGF will invest US$862.7 million in nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programs. Of this, US$492 million will be spent on nutrition-specific interventions. This includes a commitment of US$100 million over and above our 2010 spending levels for nutrition and toward the goal of the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) event. Our investment in nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs will total US$370.7 million between 2013 and 2020, of which US$308.3 million is over and above our 2010 spending levels.
Make a multiyear commitment to scale up investment in breastfeeding. Within this total pledge, we commit to invest US$20 million of our nutrition budget to support increases in coverage and impact of optimal breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices over the next 5 years.
Expand commitment to scientific research to understand the determinants of foetal growth restriction and stunting and to develop, test, and where appropriate learn how to scale new interventions to address these conditions. By 2015, 40% of our core nutrition budget will be focused on this.