Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment to 2020
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.
The budget directly allocated to nutrition through the CLM (excluding direct investments at the sectoral level) has remained at CFAF 6 billion with the assistance of technical and financial partners. The effort to increase the coverage of community-level nutrition interventions started in 2019 and aims to cover 450 out of 552 local authorities. The current coverage is 400 local authorities.
Reported progress in previous Global Nutrition Reports indicates that commitment has been achieved.
1. Reduce stunting by 10%
2. Reduce wasting to less than 5%.
3. Address micronutrient deficiencies.
1. The prevalence of stunting (17%) has remained constant between 2016 and 2017. 2018 results are not yet available.
2. Severe malnutrition increased slightly from 7.2% to 9% between 2016 and 2017. 2018 results are not yet available.
3. Interventions to address micronutrient deficiencies (oil, flour, and salt fortification) are at the same level of effort and a national study is expected to provide data on iron, iodine, vitamin A, and zinc deficiencies. A formative study to test the feasibility of fortifying rice with zinc is also underway. The trade and industry ministries maintained the same level of effort and implemented the same interventions over the 2017-18 period.
Although some efforts have been undertaken to address micronutrient deficiencies, stunting has not improved and wasting has actually increased in recent years.
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.
1. 2018 was the first year of implementation for the Multisectoral Strategic Plan for Nutrition (PSMN 2018-2022). Each sector was able to begin the implementation of their sectoral nutrition action plan. The integration of nutrition into each sectors' reference documents is underway, through the development of sectoral policy letters.
2. The validation of the monitoring and evaluation plan must allow an adequate follow-up of the implementation of the PSMN through a body placed at a high level of coordination.
Multisectoral Strategic Plan for Nutrition was implemented in 2018; high level leadership is working to ensure transparency, accountability and close monitoring of progress.
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%.
The coverage of community nutrition interventions was 34% in 2018 for children under 2 years of age. However, the mobilization of significant resources should allow coverage to increase to 45% by 2020.
Level of coverage is significantly lower than target with less than one year left.