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The global financing landscape for nutrition

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Recent estimates recognise the gravely inadequate levels of financing for nutrition and the urgent need to mobilise more, and more effective, resources. SUN Countries together with SUN Supporters are working towards “global solidarity” to accelerate progress to do this. They are working together to make existing money work harder and to mobilise new money for nutrition. Beyond public expenditure, this includes donors, innovative financing mechanisms, businesses and consumers.

The SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020) calls for improved access and use of financial resources for nutrition. As a step towards the SUN Movement’s pursuit of this objective, a mapping was undertaken in 2016 of multilateral external (i.e. non-domestic) investments to improve awareness and understanding of nutrition funding sources and how to access them. The work was overseen by the SUN Donor Network, with the assistance of an independent consultant and the financial support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Key findings of the mapping




Summary of the mapping exercise: English


Table of nutrition funding sources English

To learn more about Donor agencies investing in nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive investments, visit the SUN Donor Network page.

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