SUN Countries


Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

December 2011

National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition

Food and Nutrition Council (CAN)

Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator

Alfred Acakpo, Permanent Secretary, The SUN Focal Point or National Coordinator reports to the Presidency of the Republic of Benin.

Country nutrition status 2022

  • Yes
  • In process
  • No
  • Costed
  • M&E framework

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
MSP annual action plan exists

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism

Subnational MSPs exist
Subnational MSPs have annual action plans

SUN networks in-country presence

SUN Civil Society Network
SUN Business Network
SUN Academy Network
SUN Donor Network
Others: e.g. youth, parliamentarian, media

Finance for nutrition

Resource mobilization strategy exists
Budget tracking exercise done this year
Funding gaps identified this year
Domestic expenditures on nutrition tracked

Country priorities 2022

Develop the mechanism for monitoring and evaluating stakeholder interventions; Develop an accountability mechanism; Promote food and nutrition research; Develop a budgeted action plan

2022 Shared country good practice

Workshop on regional sectoral reviews of food, health and nutrition interventions in the 40 municipalities covered by the Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Project (PNDPE)

Coordination of stakeholders for synergestic action

The sector review, as a monitoring/evaluation activity, aims to assess the evolution of the indicators, but above all to ensure the harmonisation of approaches and coordination tools to report the key indicators of the field.

Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)


Advocacy efforts have strengthened the commitment of policy makers to food and nutrition issues by increasing awareness of the issues and challenges, as well as the importance of nutrition for improving the human capital index in the Republic of Benin. This commitment of the State is measured by the willingness, on the one hand, to create a multisectoral institution for the coordination of food and nutrition, and on the other hand, to reform the institution to make it more effective. The formation of platforms is also noted at the devolved (Departmental Consultation Centres), decentralised (Communal Consultation Centres) and community (Nutrition Assistance Groups and Nutrition Monitoring Committees) levels.


The Permanent Secretariat of the Food and Nutrition Council (SP CAN) has made progress in achieving strategic objective 2 by finalising the policy document with a view to mobilising more funding for better coverage of the Beninese territory.


The Permanent Secretariat of the Food and Nutrition Council, through the Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Project (PNDE), has facilitated the strengthening of national capacities to deliver nutrition and development care and services from early childhood to the people of Benin.


Benin has set up the Monitoring and Evaluation Taskforce, a tool to facilitate the coordination of food, health and nutrition interventions of all stakeholders, from sectoral ministries to partners. It is therefore essential to mention the organisation of sectoral reviews, which made it possible to assess the implementation of common results frameworks for food and nutrition interventions.