Country government

Burkina Faso

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Financial commitments
London 2013

No commitment

Reported progress

No commitment had been made on the financing of nutrition. However, the National Nutrition Policy adopted in 2020 has a five-year plan with an overall cost of 589,801,384,872 CFA francs. This plan is financed at 366,409,559,643 F, i.e. a gap of 223,391,825,229 F

Assessment
Not applicable
Impact commitments
London 2013

1. Reduce stunting from 32.9% to 25% by 2020.

2. Reduce wasting from 10.9% to 8% by 2020.

3. Increase exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) from 38.2% to 60% by 2020.

Reported progress

1. The NSS showed a prevalence of chronic malnutrition of 24.9% in 2020 compared to 25.4% in 2019, so this commitment was met in 2020.

2. Global acute malnutrition was 9.1% for the same period. It is above the target (8%).

3. In 2020, the proportion of children exclusively breastfed was 64.3%, exceeding the target set according to the commitments. This proportion can be explained by the implementation of the stronger campaign with breast milk only and the deployment of the ANJE.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

At least half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course

Policy commitments
London 2013

Organisations of civil society and parliamentarians should be included and considered as key stakeholders in nutrition.

Reported progress

RESONUT (civil society network for nutrition) and REPASEN (network of parliamentarians for food and nutrition security) make nutrition issues a priority. They work in close collaboration with the Nutrition Technical Secretariat to advance the nutrition agenda in Burkina Faso. This commitment is therefore always respected and reinforced.

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

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

Program commitments
London 2013

Finalize a national nutrition plan (2016–2020) before the end of 2015, including commitments of financial and human resources to support specific interventions and actions contributing to nutrition.

Reported progress

The National Nutrition Policy 2020-2029 with its strategic plan 2020-2024 was adopted in June 2020. This commitment has been kept.

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

Reported progress shows that the commitment has been reached, although this is outside of the original timeframe.