Community of Practice on Nutrition Financing
The Nutrition Financing Community of Practice (COP) was created with the willingness to share best practices in conducting budget analysis work globally with the support of the USAID-funded SPRING project, together with Results for Development (R4D) and the SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS). The COP expands beyond just nutrition financing related to the budget analysis and covers costing, commitment tracking, and other forms of financial tracking. Over the last years, this group has provided opportunities to connect in-country stakeholders with donors to discuss findings from nutrition budget analyses, standardize measurement templates, and methodologies and explore advocacy strategies for increasing country-level nutrition funding.
Nutrition Financial tracking has been a priority of the SUN Movement since its inception and will continue to be critical in the next phase (2021-2025). The process to develop fit-for-purpose guidance to track financial resources on nutrition justified the creation of the nutrition Community of Practice (COP) building on the SUN 3-Step Approach, which was defined as the most practical way for countries to track trends on budget allocations. This methodology provides valuable insights into the nature of government spending allocations to nutrition-specific and -sensitive areas.
As part of the transition and in anticipation for the third phase of SUN, the SUN Secretariat has drafted new terms of reference (ToRs) to outline updated objectives, activities, and roles of the COP moving forward. The Nutrition Financing CoP will be meeting once every quarter (see below the outcomes/outputs of the recent meetings).
The SMS will be the primary point of contact for COP members. For further information and interest in becoming a CoP Member, please feel free to contact: email@example.com
Nutrition financing CoP materials
Meeting December 2020
The first meeting was held on December 1st, 2020 with the participation of more than 50 SUN partners and several presentations from Results for Development, Social Finance UK, the Power of Nutrition and the TASC team.
Meeting March 2021
The second meeting was held on March 31st, 2021.
Meeting June 2021
The second meeting was held on 22 June 2021.
Meeting September 2021
The third meeting was held on 28 September 2021.