OECD nutrition policy marker handbook available online
The nutrition policy marker is designed to improve the identification, reporting and monitoring of multisectoral and cross-cutting nutrition activities in the Creditor Reporting System (CRS) of the OECD-DAC. It was integrated in the CRS in 2018 following the decision of the Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT) , a subsidiary body of the OECD-DAC that sets the standards for reporting statistics on Official Development Assistance (ODA). Reporting on this policy marker started in 2019 on 2018 activities, on a voluntary basis.
This handbook, prepared in collaboration with the SUN Donor Network, the SUN Movement Secretariat and the OECD Secretariat, provides information for data reporters and users on how to correctly mark activities with the nutrition policy marker and how to better interpret the data. This handbook does not substitute the official reporting instructions contained in the Statistical Directives of the OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System, which are available online.
The OECD nutrition policy marker
The nutrition policy marker informs of how nutrition objectives are mainstreamed in development cooperation activities. The marking is based on a scoring system to distinguish between activities that have nutrition as the principal objective (score 2) and activities that have nutrition as a significant objective. The marker can be applied to activities in any sector (excluding administrative costs). Core contributions to multilateral institutions are excluded from marking. Each activity is a unique record in the database and it can provide information about a project or a programme (or part of a project or programme).
• The OECD Nutrition Policy Marker Handbook – English