Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) is proud to announce our commitment of $100 million USD toward global nutrition research, advocacy, and capacity building over the course of the Sustainable Development Goals. ECF’s commitment will also unlock an additional $50 million USD in matched funding for nutrition from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).
Nutrition-specific disbursements, 2019: US$6,900,990.46
Nutrition-specific commitments, 2019: US$6,900,990.46
Assuming a linear rate of progress, the cumulative disbursements for 2015 - 2019 (US$38,980,601.97) are above the required amount by this stage (US$33,333,333.33) to remain on course with the target of US$100,000,000 by 2030.
ECF is also pleased to announce a new strategic collaboration with DFID and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that will further align the nutrition strategy and programming of our three institutions. This collaboration intends to bring USAID and DFID’s support for nutrition scale-up alongside ECF’s capacity to pursue innovative and cost-effective approaches to improve nutrition.
The Eleanor Crook Foundation has continued to enjoy a close, strategic partnership and collaboration with the UK's Department of International Development and the US Agency for International Development that has included regular, tri-party strategy sessions; coordination of in-country investments and planning; and leveraging DFID and USAID's expertise as formal members of the Eleanor Crook Foundation's advisory board. ECF works with DFID and USAID across multiple leadership levels and across teams and bureaus to strengthen the Foundation's investments and efforts to end global malnutrition and to provide expert, external opinion to the agencies' on-going work, where appropriate.
Reported progress shows that ECF are continuing their collaboration with DFID and USAID.