Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment to 2020
1. Increase the resource allocation for nutrition and multi-sectoral involvement in the upcoming budgets.
2. Establish new budget lines in the Ministries of Health, Water and Environment, Food and Agriculture (including Fisheries) for nutrition programming.
- The government Multi-sectoral Nutrition Action Plan (MSNAP) has encouraged the involved ministries (Health, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Environment, and Education) to establish nutrition departments/units; this entails allocating resources for nutrition in each sector;
- Nutrition programs have been embedded in each of the above-mentioned inter-sectoral planning; Ministry of finance is involved in the process, and SUN-Yemen is making a progress on convincing the ministry to establish budget line for nutrition;
- Since Yemen is facing difficulties with the state budget; SUN-Yemen has encouraged sectors to prepare solid nutrition projects to attract the external assistance and funding;
- The Nutrition General Directorate in Ministry of Health has been able to increase its capacity to absorb external assistance to Yemen, raising the level of absorption from $ 83 million to $ 400-600 million in 2019.
Nutrition budget lines for each sector have been established and funding for nutrition has increased; however, this is at least partially attributable to the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
1. Finalize national SUN plan.
2. Establish realistic targets for reducing stunting, wasting, food diversity, and food consumption.
3. Publish our spending on nutrition on the SUN movement website.
- SUN-Yemen, with MQSUN+ support, has finalized setting the nutrition’s priorities and activities of the Common Results Framework (MSNAP-CRF), and in the final stage of costing the CRF;
- The MSNAP sets targets for reducing stunting, wasting, food diversity, and food consumption through the sectoral activities, according to the entrusted mandate;
- Ministries and stakeholders have adopted the issue of nutrition within their goals and policies and contribute to scaling up nutrition;
- Nutrition institutional and legislative frameworks have been approved by the line ministries, which will assist in reviewing and developing existing policies and legislation in nutrition and food security;
- SUN-Yemen Updates and annually participates in SUN’s Budget Analysis Exercise, 2018-2019, where project expenditures from all relevant government sectors (health, agriculture, education, water, sanitation and fish) were gathered and submitted;
- SUN-Yemen’s reports indicate its supporters’ roles, and these reports are shared with SUN Movement and available on its website.
All commitments have been achieved.
1. Increase human resources for nutrition by 10%–20%.
2. Develop a real-time monitoring system to monitor the outcomes.
- Ministry of Health has upgraded the Nutrition Department to include the Preventive measure, besides the Curative Nutrition, thus creating new departments: food safety, hospital nutrition and emergency nutrition, which will contribute to the development of programs that contribute to better nutrition status;
- SUN-Yemen, with MQSUN+ support, is in process of preparing the MSNAP’s M&E plan;
- The establishment of nutrition departments/units; will increase the human resources for nutrition in each sector;
- Expanding the involvement of multi-stakeholders and actors, such as the SUN-Yemen Business Network, experts and sectoral technical teams and other multi-stakeholder platforms is serving the increase of human resources for nutrition.
Significant achievements made toward each commitment.