Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
1. The Government of Madagascar commits US$398 million over 10 years, US$200 million through World Bank IDA and Power of Nutrition.
2. The Malagasy State has increased its allocation for the nutrition sector by 40% from 2016 to 2021 during the implementation of the National Action Plan Phase III (2017-2021) for the implementation of the essential package in nutrition at the national level.
11. The PARN project is currently investing US$90 million, of which US$31,668,064 is managed by the National Community Nutrition Program Unit (UPNNC) and $58,331,936 is managed by l'Unité de Coordination du Projet (UCP). These activities/ are totally focused on health-nutrition activities, i.e., addressing the immediate causes of malnutrition, between 2018-2022
2. From 55.5 billion ariary in 2017, the budget allocated to nutrition has increased significantly to 101.2 billion ariary in 2019 and 152 billion ariary in 2020. These massive investments are linked to the existence of the long-term commitment influenced by the PARN project financed by the World Bank and the Power of Nutrition, especially in specific nutrition.
At least half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course
Reduce chronic malnutrition in children under-5 from 47% in 2017 to 38% in 2021 under the coordination of the National Office of Nutrition
At this stage, the rate is 41.6%. Several outreach actions are underway to change this level of chronic malnutrition, and a five-year action plan is being developed to address the challenges of hunger and malnutrition.
Assuming a linear rate of reduction, the stunting prevalence in 2020 (41.6%) is higher than the required prevalence by this stage (39.8%) to remain on course with the target of 38% by 2021.