Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition: 2022
National SUN Secretariat/Nutrition Section, Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives/ Planning Commission and Provincial SUN Units in Planning and Development Departments/Boards
Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator
Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, Chief of Nutrition, Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives/Planning Commission of Pakistan
Country nutrition status 2022
- In process
- M&E framework
National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)
National nutrition plan
Advocacy and communications framework/plan
Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism
SUN networks in-country presence
Finance for nutrition
Country priorities 2022
2022 Shared country good practice
Successful governance and advocacy for nutrition in Pakistan: Good practices and achievements
Good practices in nutrition governance and advocacy in Pakistan
Pakistan has improved nutrition outcomes through various governance structures and advocacy campaigns. Stakeholders are engaged in advocating for nutrition. Momentum has been gained for sectoral investments by various United Nations organizations.
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
This objective is addressed by the various governance structures at the national and provincial levels in Pakistan, including the Pakistan National Nutrition Coordination Council, National Nutrition Forum, Early Childhood Development National Task Force, Steering Committee, Technical Working Group, and National Steering Committe on School Meal/nutrition. These structures promote policy, advocacy, programme development and implementation environment that strengthen and sustain the promotion of optimal nutrition outcomes.
This objective is addressed through the development of shared country priorities for action, as demonstrated by the development of the national nutrition action plan and national nutrition policy work. The provincial public sector has also prioritized sector-related requirements by highlighting malnutrition profiles, in alignment with shared country priorities.
This objective is addressed through the various capacity-building initiatives undertaken by public and private stakeholders in Pakistan, such as public finance for nutrition, nutrition sensitive programming and development of nutrition markers, which have been adopted in the Manual for Development Projects.
This objective is addressed through effective governance structures that promote country leadership and responsibilities, align the resources of all SUN Movement stakeholders behind country priorities, and strengthen 360 mutual accountability. The momentum gained for sectoral investments by various United Nations organizations, bilateral agencies, donors, INGOs/NGOs and other partners demonstrates the alignment of resources behind country priorities.