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  • Report
  • 2 June 2014

DFID's aid spending for nutrition: 2010–2012

This report looks at the Department for International Development's (DFID's) aid spending on nutrition between 2010 to 2012.

This report provides analysis that responds to the need for better information on official development assistance investments to end under-nutrition. This information helps support donors’ accountability for meeting their commitments. It looks at UK Department for International Development (DFID) aid spending on nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive projects from 2010 to 2012, following the Scaling Up Nutrition movement’s methodology.

Key findings

  • DFID disbursed (provided) US$1.27 billion to nutrition projects during 2010–2012. Annual disbursements increased by 39% over the period, from US$342 million to US$476 million.
  • Nutrition-specific interventions grew more quickly than disbursements to nutrition-sensitive activities did (up 58% and 37% respectively).
  • Nutrition-specific disbursements amounted to US$148 million (12% of total activities) while the majority of aid went to nutrition-sensitive activities: US$1.1 billion (88% of the total).
  • Ethiopia and India were the largest recipients of disbursements in all three years, with these two countries accounting for 41% of total disbursements over the period.