Country government

Mauritania

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Impact commitments
London 2013

1. Reduce by at least 40% stunting among children under age 5.

2. Reduce wasting to 5%.

3. 50% increase in exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life.

Reported progress

The SMART 2020 survey was cancelled, thus not allowing for recent data. Thus, the nutrition group estimated the prevalence of GAM to be 11.9% with 1.8% of SAM

The SMART 2020 survey was cancelled, thus not allowing for recent data. Thus, the nutrition group estimated the prevalence of GAM to be 11.9% with 1.8% of SAM

3. Not reported

Assessment
Off course
Basis of assessment

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

Policy commitments
London 2013

1. Finalize the sectoral action plan for nutrition (PAIN), which defines the specific nutritional interventions.

2. Strengthen the resilience of our communities dealing with cyclical crises of food and nutrition insecurity.

3. Define costs in PAIN document as an advocacy tool to increase the share of the state budget allocated to nutrition and contribute to increase investment in the field of nutrition.

Reported progress

Development of a multisectoral nutrition strategic plan (2016-2025) with specific/sensitive nutrition interventions and a common results framework to monitor the contribution of key contributing sectors to nutrition. From this plan are derived: the ANJE scale-up plan; the PCIMA quality enhancement plan. In addition, we are strengthening the multi-sectoral coordination dynamic under the leadership of the SUN FP through: the participatory revision of the National Nutrition Development Council (CNDN); appointment of nutrition focal points in the key contributing sectors of the government; the increase in the frequency of meetings of the multisectoral nutrition platform; the organization of 4 inter-regional workshops of multisectoral nutrition coordination; and contributing to the preparation of Mauritania's participation in the international nutrition agenda including the World Summit on Food Systems (September 2021) and the World Nutrition Summit for Growth (December 2021).

Resilience project jointly implemented by UNICEF/World Food Programme (WFP) in three regions (Guidimakha, Assaba, HEC) with BMZ funding (2019-2022). Interventions integrate several sectors (health, nutrition,WASH, food security, social protection, protection, education, communication).

The strong advocacy with the authorities of the Ministry of Health resulted in the commitment of the Government through the social protection program, Taazour, to ensure the purchase of 50% of the nutritional inputs for the management of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in 2021, then 75% of the needs in 2022 and 100% in 2023 through the budget of the Ministry of Health. An MoU has been signed between UNICEF, the Ministry of Health and Taazour to materialize this high-level commitment.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

At least half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course