SUN Countries


Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022

January 2013

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

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

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
no information
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

Implement a national multi-sectoral nutrition strategy that includes policy and programme development, financial tracking, evaluation and advocacy. Focus on early childhood development, school nutrition and specialized nutritious food commercialization.

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.