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Tanzania

Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement:

Junio 2011

National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition:

High-Level Steering Committee on Nutrition

Country nutrition status

  • Yes
  • In process
  • No
  • Costed
  • M&E framework

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
2013
MSP annual action plan exists

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism

Subnational MSPs exist
Subnational MSPs have annual action plans

SUN networks in-country presence

SUN Civil Society Network
SUN Business Network
UN Nutrition
SUN Academia Network
SUN Donor Network
Others: e.g. youth, parliamentarian, media

Finance for nutrition

Resource mobilization strategy exists
Budget tracking exercise done this year
Funding gaps identified this year
Domestic expenditures on nutrition tracked

Country priorities 2022

  • Disseminating and operationalizing the Second Multisectoral Nutrition Action Plan and the Resource Mobilization Strategy.
  • Increasing the use of the Management Nutrition Information System (MNIS) and strengthening coordination with other data systems.
  • Ensuring action towards all global commitments (Nutrition for Growth (N4G) and others).

Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)

SO.1

Existing national policies and legal frameworks guide nutrition programming, with an advocacy strategy in development. Tanzania has established the Parliamentary Group on Nutrition, which has an action plan on advocating for nutrition in parliamentary activities. Nutrition governance structures exist at all levels. The High-Level Steering Committee on Nutrition is the highest governance body, comprising permanent secretaries from all nutrition-sensitive ministries. Regional and district steering committees support coordination and help increase the disbursement of nutrition funding at the subnational level. More work is needed on tracking nutrition-sensitive sectors’ financial contributions.

SO.2

Tanzania is on track to achieve its nutrition goals, with the midterm review of the National Multisectoral Nutrition Action Plan indicating that progress is being made. For example, governance structures and processes have maintained their momentum and high-level commitment remains evident, notably through the leadership of the Office of the Prime Minister and technical support from the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC). Additional work is required to strengthen and monitor ongoing nutrition activities that are aligned with the country’s priorities.

SO.3

Support actions are carried out to ensure that all existing information management systems are being used effectively and communicate with each other. This helps minimize data gaps and duplication to ensure progress is tracked at all levels. It may require both external support and capacity-building of the existing system’s accountability mechanisms.

SO.4

As a high-level political figure, the President is a strong nutrition champion thanks to her commitment to nutrition and role in bringing about the Compact Agreement. The shift in the oversight responsibility for the Agreement from the Office of the Vice-President to the Office of the President, along with the establishment of the Parliamentary Caucus on Food Safety, national priorities related to food systems that were shared at the Food Systems Summit event and the launch of the Second National Multisectoral Nutrition Action Plan and its Resource Mobilization Strategy by the Prime Minister ensure SUN governance and the alignment of responsibilities among the country’s leadership.

2021 shared country good practice

Bringing stakeholders together

The Second National Multisectoral Nutrition Action Plan is aligned with national priorities and considers national, regional and global nutrition challenges. Its development process was collaborative and guided by oversight committees. Accountability frameworks are in place at the subnational level.