Donor

United Kingdom

Primary agency: Department for International Development

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment to 2020

Reported progress

Assessment

Financial commitments
Milan 2017

We are honouring all the commitments made at the London Nutrition for Growth Summit in 2013, including £575m on nutrition specific programmes, and we are already over half way to meeting our target to reach 50 million people by 2020. In 2013 the UK committed to release up to £280 million in matched funding for nutrition programmes, as a way of incentivising others to follow our lead, and we are pleased to announce today we are unlocking all our funding.

Reported progress

All £280 million matched funding has been unlocked - to date £109.2 million has been disbursed to support scale up of nutrition-specific programmes. In addition, DFID reached 60.3 million children, adolescent girls and women with nutrition-related services between April 2015 and March 2019 – compared to the target of reaching 50 million by 2020. In 2018/19. DFID also had a new Sustaining Action on Nutrition programme approved which aims to catalyse responsible action on nutrition by business and to strengthen the contribution of civil society to stimulating government leadership on nutrition. This includes continued support to the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (one of the UK’s original N4G commitments) and new support to the Access to Nutrition Index. A new phase of funding (£33m) has also recently been approved for DFID’s work on biofortification. This programme will (1) deliver new biofortified varieties of staple food crops; (2) support the development of new sustainable delivery models for scaling biofortified crops; and (3) strengthen the evidence base on how to take biofortified crops to scale. By 2022 the programme will reach at least 13.5 million households. To achieve these results, an important emphasis of the programme is the identification and scaling of cost-effective delivery models that engage private sector partners along the value chains for fresh and healthy processed biofortified foods.

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

Target has been reached and all funding committed has been unlocked. DFID exceeded their target for children reached between April 2015-March 2019. Additional efforts are being made to expand beyond Milan 2017 N4G commitments.

London 2013

We commit to triple our investment in nutrition specific programmes between 2013 and 2020; a total of GBP £375million (approx. USD $572 million) additional to 2010 levels of investment. We also commit to further additional investment in nutrition specific programmes between 2013 and 2020 of GBP £280 million (approx. USD $427 million) if matched by others, with GBP £32 million (approx. USD $50 million) of this to help create a new catalytic fund. Together this will total GBP £655 million (approx. USD $1 billion) between 2013 and 2020. We also commit to increase the proportion of spend in relevant sectors that is nutrition sensitive by 8 percentage points between 2013 and 2020, equivalent to approximately GBP £604 million (approx. USD $922 million) in total.

Reported progress

Nutrition Specific, 2017:

Commitments: US$33,551,504

Disbursements: US$99,035,122 (excludes US$89 million of nutrition-specific matched funding)

Nutrition Sensitive, 2017:

Commitments: US$351,315,770

Disbursements: US$706,333,775

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

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

Non-financial commitments
London 2013

Commit to the launch of new business and science initiatives, including the launch of a Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, to provide global research and policy leadership on nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

Reported progress

No response

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

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