Country government

Senegal

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Financial commitments
London 2013

Increase funding for nutrition each year to reach 2.8 billion CFA francs per year in 2015. This direct investment will be increased to cover children and women with effective nutrition interventions.

Reported progress

As for the three previous years, the level of direct financing of nutrition on the State's own budget (through the provision of funds to the National Council of Nutrition Development (CNDN) ex Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition (CLM)) has been maintained at 1.2 billion CFA francs over the last two years. The overall budget of the CNDN increased between 2020 and 2021, from 6 billion to 9 billion CFA francs with the support of financial partners. These resources allowed the financing of specific and sensitive nutrition activities implemented through a multisectoral platform at the community and local levels.

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

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

Impact commitments
London 2013

1. Reduce stunting by 10%

2. Reduce wasting to less than 5%.

3. Address micronutrient deficiencies.

Reported progress

The prevalence of chronic malnutrition remains high, but has decreased slightly, from 18.8% in 2018 to 17.9% in 2019. This level is higher than 2016 and 2017 (17% and 16.5%). However, this performance is higher than the target that Senegal set in the Multisectoral Strategic Plan for the same year (19.4% in 2019).

2. Acute malnutrition, on the other hand, has deteriorated slightly, from 7.8% in 2018 to 8.1% in 2019, far from the target.

3. Micronutrient deficiencies are managed holistically by several sectors in Senegal and the fortification of certain high-consumption foods is mandatory (flour, oil and salt); 8 studies have been selected by the ad hoc committee and will be funded in 2021.

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. Relevant sectors (health, agriculture, education, water, and social security) incorporate nutrition objectives into their policy documents and implement pro-nutrition interventions and strengthen interventions that have a strong impact on nutrition.

2. The high-level leadership of the government will ensure transparency and accountability of different stakeholders and a close monitoring of progress.

Reported progress

1. The Multisectoral Strategic Plan for Nutrition (MSPN 2018-2022) is made up of Sector Action Plans (SAPs) developed by the sectors and grouping together specific and sensitive high-impact nutrition interventions. Its implementation is monitored by the CLM.

2. The maintenance of the anchoring of the CLM at a high institutional level (General Secretariat of the Government) consecrates the commitment of the State and the maintenance of high leadership. For accountability, it is planned to organize a national nutrition review in 2021 following postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

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

Program commitments
London 2013

Strengthen services to community-based nutrition: the level of coverage of effective nutrition interventions for pregnant women and children under 2 years by 2020 is at least 90%.

Reported progress

The level of coverage of community nutrition interventions at the end of 2019 was 60%. An increase in this level was expected in 2020 with the obtaining of new funding. However, the occurrence of the Covid-19 pandemic led to a temporary halt in community-based interventions.

Assessment
Off course
Basis of assessment

Reported progress states that the target will not be achieved within the original timeframe.