Country government

Uganda

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Impact commitments
London 2013

1. Reduce stunting in children (under 5 years of age) to 27%.

2. Reduce underweight in children (under 5 years of age) to less than 10%.

3. Increase exclusive breastfeeding in children (0–6 months of age) to 75% by 2016.

Reported progress

1. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS):

2011: 33%

2016: 28.9%

2. UDHS:

2011: 14%

2016: 11%

3. UDHS:

2011: 63%

2016: 66%

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

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

Policy commitments
London 2013

1. Ensure a functional multi-sectoral coordination mechanism to promote nutrition right from the central to local government levels.

2. Strengthen the policy and legal framework.

Reported progress

1. Nutrition coordination structures have been set up from sectors at the center up to district and sub-county levels. These structures have undergone orientation and training on nutrition coordination and implementation. Standard operating procedures have been developed to support their functionality.

2. To strengthen the policy and legal framework, the Government developed a Nutrition Advocacy and Communication Strategy and nutrition planning guidelines to support implementation of the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP). With support from World Bank, a multisectoral nutrition project was set up and is functional. The second National Nutrition Action Plan and a national multisectoral nutrition policy are moving toward completion.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

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

Program commitments
London 2013

1. Put in place an integrated nutrition surveillance system that takes stock of the nutrition status at community, district, and national levels.

2. Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for the implementation of the UNAP.

Reported progress

1. Uganda carries out nutrition surveillance through the annual Panel Surveys that track nutrition indicators right up to community level in the whole country.

2. A monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework is now being developed to support UNAP 2. The M&E plan for UNAP 1 was not implemented due to logistical challenges.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

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