Assessing the progress of the SUN Movement towards achievement of nutrition targets is an important process, ensuring the Movement is delivering as efficiently and effectively as possible. The SUN Movement monitors, tracks and reports back on its progress through two key mechanisms. This first is the Joint Annual Assessment (JAA) process, through which SUN Countries assess their progress against key nutrition indicators. The results of which are presented annually as Country Profiles. The second is the publication of the SUN Movement Annual Progress Report, which reports against the strategic objectives of the movement.
Joint Annual Assessment
The SUN Movement Joint Annual Assessment (JAA) is country-led, country-focused and country-driven process. It is a mechanism through which SUN Countries can track progress against key nutrition indicators.
It also goes beyond this, enabling stakeholders to work together to set priorities, as well as to identify bottlenecks and agree on how to address these. The JAA process is also an opportunity to advocate for nutrition and place it high on the political agenda.
As such, the JAA creates an enabling supportive multistakeholder and multisectoral space in which country stakeholders can come together to advance progress towards the achievement of a country's nutrition targets.
The assessment consists of country dialogues, also known as country consultations, and the preparation of a report.
To prepare for this year's JAA process, SUN Countries are invited to consult the tools and resources available below.