Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
The Government of Ireland pledges to double its nutrition efforts over the next eight years from 2013 to 2020. By doubling our expenditure on nutrition, we will commit an additional US$169 million (€130 million) over this eight-year period for nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programs and interventions.
Nutrition specific, 2017: Disbursements: US$18,237,610
Nutrition Sensitive, 2017: Disbursements: US$56,843,494
Total amounts disbursed between 2013 and 2017 were over US$327 million.
Ireland’s new policy for international development, One World, One Future, launched in May 2013, confirms that Ireland will continue to use the 2008 Hunger Task Force as its guiding framework in its efforts to address hunger and undernutrition. The new policy also provides that Ireland will continue to champion the SUN Movement and will prioritize addressing maternal, infant, and child undernutrition to prevent stunting, with a particular focus on the first 1,000 days of a child's life from pregnancy to the age of 2 years.
Reported progress in previous Global Nutrition Reports indicates that commitment has been achieved.