Country government

Ethiopia

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment to 2020

Reported progress

Assessment

Financial commitments
London 2013

Allocate domestic financing of US$15 million per year to nutrition to 2020.

Reported progress

Based on Nutrition finance tracking and budget analysis done by Result for Development indicated that the Government spending up to 2015/6 was USD 5-6 million. Thereafter, due to the inclusion of nutrition in the PSNP and ONE WASH program, the GOE’s financial commitment to nutrition has increased to over USD 20 million per year. (https://www.r4d.org/projects/working-end-malnutrition-ethiopia-starts-financing/). Moreover, the budget allocation for the Seqota Declaration in 2019/20 is 477 million Ethiopian Birr (or 16.3 million USD). This amount is in addition to the allocation for the Ethiopia National Nutrition Plan II.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

Domestic budget allocation to nutrition has exceeded annual targets since 2015/16.

Impact commitments
London 2013

Reduce stunting by 20% and underweight by 15% by 2020.

Reported progress

So far stunting has reduced from 51% (2011) to 38% (2016) – a 27% reduction. Underweight has reduced from 29% to 23%.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

Decrease in stunting of approximately 13.6% and in underweight of approximately 17%.

Policy commitments
London 2013

Build on the existing multi-sectoral coordination system to accelerate the scaling up of proven nutrition interventions.

Reported progress

In Ethiopia, multi-sector and multi-stakeholder coordination mechanisms are established at national and sub-national level with clear ToR. Moreover, the performance is regularly monitored through quarterly review meeting of the Technical Committee and biannual and annual review meeting of the Coordination Body. The Coordination Body has also reaffirmed its commitment by guiding and assuring approval of the New Food and Nutrition Policy for the first time in Ethiopia. Furthermore, to catalyse its implementation the government also made a commitment to end stunting in Ethiopia by 2030, Seqota Declaration, which brings new way of nutrition coordination and implementing stakeholder's performance management using the Program Delivery Unit NSA strategy developed and adopted by Ministry of Agriculture

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

Multisectoral coordination mechanisms are functional and efforts are ongoing.

Program commitments
London 2013

Build on the existing multi-sectoral coordination system to accelerate the scaling up of proven nutrition interventions.

Reported progress

NSA strategy and implementation underway. Productive safety net program has included nutrition specific and sensitive actions starting from 2015. In addition, community based programs have interventions, such as a social movement which includes behaviour change and communication using the existing system (key influencers) and women (doers) development army. Furthermore, the Seqota Declaration, a commitment to end stunting in Ethiopia by 2030, currently in Innovation Phase, deploys multi-sector programmatic interventions, such as the Community Labs, Agriculture Innovative Technology (AITEC), Robust data management, etc.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

Multisectoral coordination mechanisms are functional and efforts are ongoing.