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International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Commitments
New commitment - added in 2013

The commitments as of 2013 were increased to introduce nutrition-sensitive designs in approximately in 33% of all newly approved projects in 2016-2018. Such projects identify clear pathways through which it can maximize its contribution to improving nutrition/healthy diets by ensuring changes in food consumption patterns, connect and coordinate with interventions from other sectors and partners.

Reported progress

With a growing portfolio of nutrition-sensitive projects, IFAD is strengthening implementation support to ongoing projects through various strategies including: closer technical support, especially at start-up; dedicated technical assistance to selected projects through nutrition specialists; partnerships with UN and reaserch institutions; additional financing through supplementary funds; and dedicated capacity-building efforts; as well as providing guidance materials (for example, "How to do notes" on Neglected and Underutilized Species).

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

Reported progress shows that IFAD exceeded the target of nutrition-sensitive designs in 33% of projects

London 2013

1. Introduce specific nutrition-sensitive designs in approximately 20% of all new IFAD-funded projects.

2. Integrate nutrition-sensitive analysis, indicators, and activities into approximately 30% of all new results based on country strategic opportunities programs (COSOPs).

3. 100% of newly approved Country Strategies are nutrition-sensitive by:

- Include a nutrition situation assessment, particular in areas and among beneficiaries where IFAD will work

- Describe country programs and policies relevant to nutrition and agriculture

- Show how strategic objectives and potential projects relate to nutrition

Reported progress

From June 2020 to 31 May 2021, 83% of projects designed were validated as nutrition sensitive (19 out of 23 projects), the target being 50% in the replenishment period 2019-2021. As of June 2021, 3 out of 4 projects in the IFAD 11 replenishment (2019-2021) approved were validated as nutrition sensitive.

All the COSOPs (100%) approved during the period were nutrition sensitive and include a detailed situation analysis within the project Social Environment and Climate change procedures note.

All the nutrition-sensitive country strategies designed within the reporting period include nutrition core indicator; an output and an outcome indicator on nutrition (Minimum dietary diversity for women (MDDW) and/or Knowledge, Aptitude and Practices (KAP)). IFAD is providing capacity-building support to ensure that data is collected on the nutrition core indicators (currently 5 projects have data available on MDDW).

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

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