Donor

United States of America

Agencies involved: African Development Foundation, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defence, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labour, Department of State, Department of the Interior, Inter-American Foundation, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Peace Corps, Trade and Development Agency, and the U.S. Agency for International Development

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment to 2020

Reported progress

Assessment

Financial commitments
London 2013

The US expects to provide, over a three-year period comprising fiscal years 2012 through 2014, USD $1.096 billion for nutrition-specific interventions and USD $8.919 billion for nutrition-sensitive activities. The U.S. Government plans to continue to support the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) and to provide $1 of funding for every $2 provided by other donors, up to a maximum of $475 million.

Reported progress

Nutrition specific, 2017:

Commitments: US$157,702,464

Disbursements: US$195,920,610

Nutrition Sensitive, 2017:

Commitments: US$3,852,050,669

Disbursements: US$3,548,197,344

More than half of Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) Public Sector Window projects include nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive activities (totalling $158 million) in 31 countries. No U.S. Government funds were appropriated for GAFSP in Fiscal Year 2018.

Assessment
Off course
Basis of assessment

Failed to reach disbursement targets for the period 2012-2014 (total disbursements US$7.856 billion).

Non-financial commitments
Milan 2017

Since the last Summit, the U.S. invested $2-3 billion annually between 2013 and 2015 (the years for which we have data) in nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programs in international development and humanitarian assistance settings. In 2016, the Global Food Security Act was enacted, which further demonstrates the U.S. Government’s support for reducing global poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. The U.S. remains deeply committed to improving global nutrition for the world's most vulnerable people, including women, children, and people facing the threat of famine and food insecurity. The U.S. will continue to take a comprehensive approach to undernutrition. And we encourage our public and private sector partners to work hand-in-hand with other governments to achieve our global nutrition goals. As part of this year’s Global Nutrition Summit, the U.S. Government will multiply our impact through the following:

- Forge a partnership with the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) and the Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) to pursue innovative and cost-effective approaches that catalyse sustainable solutions, build the evidence-base on nutrition innovations, strengthen local capacity to improve nutrition, and foster collaboration to promote effective investments that deliver the biggest impact.

- Engage in a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to strengthen nutrition metrics that empower donors and practitioners to better track and evaluate our nutrition investments.

Reported progress

The U.S. Government continues to engage with the global scientific community to coordinate with the donor community on the topic of coordinating its monitoring, learning and evaluation activities under the multi‐donor/partner framework in the Global Panel to Review Nutrition and Agriculture Research and Evidence, building on the existing Food Security Learning Framework platform. The U.S. Government continues its commitment to ensuring that research and program data are made openly available in a timely and user-friendly manner. The Office of Management and Budget memorandum and Executive Order were updated with new commitments, and Congress passed new legislation called the Open Government Data Act this year. Under this act, the U.S. Government and USAID continue to make data available with open access to accelerate transparency. USAID will continue to monitor other new legislation and policies.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

Partnerships with ECF and BMGF are ongoing.

London 2013

Support country-owned, country-led interventions that contribute to ending the scourge of undernutrition, particularly in the 1,000 days from pregnancy to a child’s second birthday.

Reported progress

The USG, largely through USAID, supports country-led interventions contributing to ending undernutrition with a focus on the first 1,000 days through health, agriculture and food systems, and emergency programming. In Fiscal Year 2018, the USG primarily through USAID, supported the implementation of evidence-based interventions in 31 countries. Such interventions include country-owned and -led multi-sectoral nutrition policies, micronutrient supplementation programs for children and women, and social and behaviour change or counselling on maternal and/or child nutrition.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

Although original commitment is vague, interventions that focus on the first 1,000 days are ongoing.