Primary agency: Global Affairs Canada

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress


Financial commitments
London 2013

No commitment

Reported progress

2018 nutrition-specific disbursements: US$106,386,300

2018 nutrition-sensitive disbursements: US$1,081,705,740

Canada used the following methodological approach:

1. For nutrition-specific disbursements, Canada used Creditor Reporting System (CRS) purpose code 12240-basic nutrition disbursements as reported to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC); and

2. For nutrition-sensitive disbursements, Canada used a pre-identified subset of CRS codes linked to nutrition-sensitive outcomes to identify potential nutrition-sensitive projects; manually assessed each referred project according to the SUN criteria; and applied the associated proportional allocation to nutrition-sensitive CRS codes of validated projects. For the aggregate figure, Canada applied an annual average market exchange rate for 2018 to report in US dollars (

Not applicable
Non-financial commitments
London 2013

Canada is a global leader on nutrition and is pleased to be part of a strong group of actors who are also now increasing their attention and commitments to this critical issue. In 2010, Canada announced the Muskoka Initiative, and made nutrition one of three key paths to improve the health of mothers and children. Canada has also signed the Global Nutrition for Growth Compact which outlines the commitments, action, and accountability for resources and results required from all stakeholders to address undernutrition.

Reported progress

In March 2020, Canada successfully fulfilled its CAD 3.5 billion commitment to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) from 2015 to 2020, representing more than a decade of leadership in global health and nutrition. The end of this commitment also marks the start of a new 10-Year Commitment to Global Health and Rights announced by the Prime Minister in June 2019. Building on Canadas ongoing global health and nutrition investments, this commitment, extending to 2030, will scale up funding for womens, adolescents and girls health to CAD 1.4 billion annually by 2023 and strengthen Canadas global health leadership by:

- Advancing progress in the neglected areas of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR);

- Supporting Canadian capacity in global health and nutrition; and

- Maintaining Canada's leadership in global health platforms.

On course
Basis of assessment

Reported progress shows that actions to improve the health of mothers and children are ongoing