Since the beginning of the SUN Movement, SUN Countries have emphasized the core capabilities which are critical for effective multi-sectoral action. As they strive for progress, gaps in capacity emerge which act as road blocks for implementing and scaling up effective nutrition actions. SUN Countries turn to the SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS) to request technical assistance on specific topics.
In many countries, solutions to capacity needs are addressed by stakeholders in the country such as via UN agencies, civil society, donors, but in others, the number of partners able to assist is limited or there might be options for in-country support but a lack of alignment with identified priorities.
In June 2015, a mapping of service providers active in SUN Countries was undertaken by an external consultant and revealed that there is a high concentration of service providers in a small number of SUN Countries and either no or limited support in the majority of SUN Countries. In some of these cases, SUN Government Focal Points had reached out to the SMS to express their needs. In response to this, the SMS has now developed the Capacity to Deliver (C2D) framework as a systematic approach to deliver technical assistance within the SUN Movement.