Nutrition

Is tackling global malnutrition still a top priority for the UK?

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It’s an opportune moment to reflect on the UK’s commitments towards tackling global malnutrition. The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has been a longstanding champion of global nutrition and has provided leadership for Nutrition for Growth (N4G) since its inception in 2013. This month marks exactly six years since N4G was agreed. Led by […]


DFID’s aid spending for nutrition: 2017

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This report builds on previous years’ analysis to present detailed information on aid investments to improve nutrition by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The report expands on previous reports [1] that looked at investments between 2010 and 2017, and uses the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement’s agreed methodology. Key findings: DFID has exceeded […]


DFID’s aid spending for nutrition: 2016

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The report expands on previous reports[1] that looked at investments between 2010 and 2015, and uses the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement’s agreed methodology. Key findings: DFID disbursed US$805 million of nutrition-related official development assistance (ODA or aid) to developing countries in 2016: US$693 million on nutrition-sensitive interventions, and US$111 million on nutrition-specific interventions. Total nutrition-related […]


The latest trends in UK aid spending on nutrition

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This week we’ve published new analysis on the latest trends in the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)’s spending on nutrition. This data blog highlights six notable trends, with headlines including that half of all nutrition spending goes to humanitarian interventions, while sub-Saharan Africa continues to receive the highest concentration of nutrition funding from DFID. We […]


Development Initiatives named new host of the Global Nutrition Report

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Development Initiatives (DI) has been selected to host the Global Nutrition Report (GNR) for the next three years. The Global Nutrition Report is an independent annual stock-take of the state of the world’s nutrition. It tracks advancements towards ending malnutrition and proposes ways to improve progress. The report guides action, builds accountability, and drives commitments […]


What are the key trends in DFID’s aid spending on nutrition?

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This analysis was conducted by Development Initiatives as part of the Maximising the Quality of Scaling up Nutrition Plus (MQSUN+) programme. 1. Total spending on nutrition by DFID is increasing DFID’s spending on nutrition has been on an overall upward trend since 2010, and according to the latest data it reached its highest level of […]


DFID's aid spending for nutrition: 2015

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This analysis was conducted by Development Initiatives as part of the Maximising the Quality of Scaling up Nutrition Plus (MQSUN+) programme. Building on previous reviews, this report independently analyses DFID’s official development assistance (ODA) spending on nutrition-related projects in the year 2015. We used the approach developed by the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Donor Network to identify […]


Development Initiatives announced as new host for the 2017 Global Nutrition Report

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DI has played a key role in the Global Nutrition Report in previous years, with Strategic Adviser Judith Randel sitting on the report’s Independent Expert Group. DI has also contributed data analysis on nutrition financing to the report. Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director at Development Initiatives, said: “We are delighted to host this year’s Global Nutrition […]


P20: Nutrition

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Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals have brought us a global commitment to end extreme poverty and ensure no one is left behind. For this ambition to be met, we need to know who the poorest people in the world are, understand their lives, and ensure they are included in progress. The P20 Initiative is […]