SUN Countries


Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement:

May 2011

National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition:

National Multisectoral Platform for Nutrition (PNMN)

Country nutrition status

  • 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

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
UN Nutrition
SUN Academia 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

  • Updating and budgeting framework documents for the development of nutrition.
  • Improving the effectiveness of multisectoral coordination, especially at the subnational level, and refining the planning and implementation of nutrition interventions.
  • Strengthening advocacy for a budget line allocated to nutrition in the State budget.
  • Enforcing the existing regulatory framework and implementing a system for the monitoring and evaluation of interventions contributing to the Common Results Framework.

Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)


Mauritania has the necessary documents, which are being updated and budgeted in line with the current context, such as the Strategic Multisectoral Nutrition Plan 2016–2025 and its Common Results Framework, which will be amended based on the updated Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Shared Prosperity (SCAPP) 2022– 2025 (in its final stage of validation), and the new Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan. There has been a national communication strategy for nutrition since 2008, but this has never been properly implemented.


There is still no dedicated budget line for nutrition, so advocacy on this matter must be strengthened. However, in 2021, the Government signed a tripartite agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the government agency Taazour to cover 50 per cent of the costs of nutritional supplies in 2021, 75 per cent in 2022 and 100 per cent in 2023, through the Ministry of Health’s budget. This represents a strong political commitment, which has resolved the problem of inadequate treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the context of COVID-19. A mapping of nutrition actors and actions has been partially completed and will be finalized in 2022.


In 2021, UNICEF provided effective multifaceted support, under which the SUN focal point had access to a technical adviser and funding was secured for almost all activities relating to multisectoral coordination


The decree on the National Nutrition Development Council, covering nutrition governance arrangements in Mauritania at the national and subnational levels (revising the 2010 decree), was adopted by the Council of Ministers in January 2022. The multisectoral platform is operational and all its networks have been set up, which has greatly improved multisectoral coordination. The country has a SUN focal point and a strategic governance body chaired by the Prime Minister. All regional representations were set up in 2021 and are being made operational. A framework is still needed for the monitoring and evaluation of interventions by sector for target outcomes of the Common Results Framework.