Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement:March 2014
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition:Comité Técnico de Nutrição [Technical Nutrition Committee]
Country nutrition status
- In process
- M&E framework
National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)
Advocacy and communications framework/plan
Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism
SUN networks in-country presence
Finance for nutrition
Country priorities 2022
- Broadening the representation of civil society and the private sector in the Technical Nutrition Committee and expanding its reintegration and capacity-building.
- Strengthening the institutional coordination of the nutrition sector at the central, regional and local levels.
- Updating the National Multisectoral Strategic Plan for Nutrition. The most recent plan covered 2015–2020 and has not yet been updated.
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
The policy frameworks for accelerated progress on nutrition are still in development. To help advocate for the achievement of national nutrition goals, 18 November has been officially designated National Nutrition Day. Advocacy should take an integrated approach, be more systematic and coordinated, and be better evaluated.
The composition of the coordination mechanism for nutrition (the multi-stakeholder platform – MSP) needs to be updated to include members from civil society, academia and the private sector. This would improve the representation of current and future stakeholders in nutrition, while also increasing additionality, cooperation, coordination and performance.
Given the weaknesses identified, capacity-building is needed for the MSP and its members, specifically to improve alignment and coordination, integrate monitoring and evaluation, identify and share good practices (both internally and externally), mainstream nutrition into all governmental sectoral plans, prepare budgets for nutrition-sensitive plans and activities, and diversify food production in communities and households (targeting women in particular).
Although systems and entities for the governance of nutrition are linked to the Government, they are not given enough priority and their work is not sufficiently coordinated or additional. There is an insufficient command of nutrition data, as the coordination mechanism is not yet operational. Various stakeholders are delivering beneficial activities, but the Technical Nutrition Committee, which should be coordinating these, is virtually inactive due to government instability.
2021 shared country good practice
Empowerment of women and girls – reaching marginalized or especially disadvantaged groups
The Government, local civil society and development partners (including United Nations organizations) are running several initiatives to build the capacity of women and girls, through literacy, education and information about food and nutrition, among others.