Country government

Madagascar

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Financial commitments
Milan 2017

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.

Reported progress

1. In reality, the budget for health and nutrition over 10 years amounts to $200 million across two phases the first phase from 2017 to 2023 and the second from 2024 to 2027. With regard to the first phase, of the $39.5 million earmarked for nutrition, $29,122,836 has been spent an implementation rate of 73%.

2. With regard to the budget for establishing the National Action Plan phase III, it can be stated that a decrease of 58% was observed between the 2017 period and the first half of 2020.

Assessment
Off course
Basis of assessment

Fewer than half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course

Impact commitments
Milan 2017

Reduce chronic malnutrition in children under-5 from 47% in 2017 to 38% in 2021 under the coordination of the National Office of Nutrition

Reported progress

Reduced chronic malnutrition in children under 5 from 47% in 2017 to 38% in 2021 under the coordination of the National Office of Nutrition. We are on track to reach our target. According to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018, the country-wide rate of chronic malnutrition is 42%.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

Assuming a linear rate of reduction, the stunting prevalence in 2018 (42%) is lower than the required prevalence by this stage (44.8%) to remain on course with the target of 38% by 2021.