The global cost of nutrition interventions
Costing of individual nutrition investments is an essential step in the process of mobilising resources, whether external or internal to a country. A number of global level efforts to calculate the cost have been undertaken to advocate for increased and more effective investments in nutrition. These include the World Bank estimates released at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in 2015 which reveal that an additional USD $8.50 per child under 5 is needed to meet the global stunting targets by covering the scale up of high impact, proven interventions. This is equivalent to $49.6 billion additional over ten years which includes $42 billion for the 37 highest burden countries. Download the estimates: English
In April 2016, the first framework for investing in nutrition was launched by the World Bank, Results for Development Institute, and 1,000 Days in Washington D.C. The framework identifies that currently only $3.9 billion is spent on nutrition annually and that an additional $7 billion per year for the next 10 years is needed to reach four of the six global nutrition targets of the World Health Assembly (stunting, breastfeeding, anemia, and wasting targets).