SUN Countries


Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

May 2011

National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition

National Multisectoral Nutrition Platform

Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator

Cheikhna Ould Beddad, Director General of Development Strategies and Policies / Ministry of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Productive Sectors, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Productive Sectors

Country nutrition status 2022

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

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
MSP annual action plan exists

National nutrition plan

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

Organisation of the National Forum on Nutrition and Food Systems; Organisation of a round table of donors for financing nutrition; Establishment of an operational monitoring and evaluation system; Mapping of interventions

2022 Shared country good practice

Disengagement of UNICEF in favour of domestic funds from the Mauritanian State to cover the cost of purchasing nutritional inputs as part of the fight against acute malnutrition

Financing of nutrition from social protection funds

2021: State 50% / UNICEF 50%, 2022: State 75% / UNICEF 25%, 2023: State 100%, on the budget of the Ministry of Health

Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)


Adoption by the Government of Decree 029-2022, which sets out the new regulatory framework for the governance of nutrition, prepared and developed in a very participatory manner by all the State sectors concerned; study on the effectiveness of vitamin A supplementation in Mauritania through the conduct of a survey; workshop on standardisation of fortified flour production organised by UNICEF and the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Handicrafts and Tourism.


Framework documents on nutrition (policy, multi-sectoral strategic plan, common results framework) are being updated to take into account the changes that have taken place over the last ten years with regard to the nutrition dimension and the budget. Although developed in 2016 as part of the Multisector Strategic Plan, the Common Results Framework was never budgeted for or adopted by the Government, meaning that no stakeholder felt accountable. Coordination can further be improved, and devolution at the sub-national level should be operationalised using clear and SMART terms of reference.


Although Mauritania has recorded a number of successes, there are still gaps in capacity for high-level advocacy and mobilisation of resources.


The State has undertaken to cover, through TAAZOUR, 75% of the cost of purchasing nutritional inputs in 2022. This is the result of successful coordination between the Ministry of Health and TAAZOUR, on the one hand, and UNICEF, on the other.