Tracking progress, strengthening accountability and reducing malnutrition with a Global Nutrition Report
The Global Nutrition Report, due to be published at the second International Conference on Nutrition in November 2014, is one outcome of the Nutrition for Growth Summit held in London in 2013. The authors are a group of stakeholders, chaired by representatives of the Governments of Malawi and the UK, working to convene, connect and strengthen existing processes for reporting on nutrition.
The rationale for the Report is that while there is a lot of great information out there on nutrition it is too fragmented and there are some critical gaps. The Global Nutrition Report aims to be comprehensive, fill in the missing data gaps and, in addition to statistics, it will include the stories behind nutrition issues. The Report will be a valuable tool for nutrition advocacy.
Following the global launch, there will be a number of donor launches and SUN countries Ethiopia, Indonesia and Senegal are planning national launches in early 2015.
For more information on the background and why a global nutrition report is needed, a Global Nutrition Report website has been developed. Visit globalnutritionreport.org