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Increase nutrition funding

Multilateral financing mechanisms

The nutrition aid architecture is fragmented and complex. We already know that all donors will have to contribute more. To have a greater understanding of the role of multilateral donors within this financial landscape, Action Against Hunger and Results for Development released an analysis to identify whether donors are coherent, what are the current gaps, who should feel accountable for what, and to what extent donors operationalize a multi-sectoral approach to tackling nutrition. Based on this analysis, Action Against Hunger developed a policy brief and called for renewed efforts to invest more, sooner and better in nutrition.

THE ROLE OF MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES IN TACKLING MALNUTRITION

 Action Against Hunger (ACF) commissioned Results for Development (R4D) to conduct this research in order to understand better the role of multilateral agencies in tackling malnutrition. As a complement to this extensive analysis, ACF has developped a policy brief seeking to inform decisions makers on policy options for increased financing to the fight against malnutrition in all its form.

FIGURES DON’T LIE : WHO FEELS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NUTRITION FUNDING GAP


Innovative Financing Mechanisms

Action Againts Hunger is at the cutting edge of innovative financing mechanisms for nutrition. As new innovative mechanisms emerge, ACF discusses options for those mechanisms to finance the fight against undernutrition. Reports have been published in September 2012 (second aid for nutrition report) in 2014 (informal note), in 2017 (fourth aid for nutrition report) and lastly in 2018 (a discussion paper).

Using innovative financing to end undernutrition – 2012

A third report, Aid for nutrition: Maximising the impact of nutrition-sensitive interventions has been published in September 2013, and aims to help decision makers prioritise which countries (if relevant), sectors, pathways and interventions to invest in to make them ‘more’ nutrition-sensitive.

MOBILIZING INNOVATIVE FINANCING FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST UNDERNUTRITION – 2013

In 2017, a fourth report Aid for nutrition: Emerging Financing Mechanisms: Where is the value for nutrition? A specific focus on GFF This report aims to assess how the emerging innovative financing mechanisms (and more specifically the GFF) can help fill the nutrition-financing gap.”

EMERGING FINANCING MECHANISMS: WHERE IS THE VALUE FOR NUTRITION? A SPECIFIC FOCUS ON GFF – JUNE 2017

Au cours de ces dernières années, trois nouveaux mécanismes de financement axés sur la nutrition ont vu le jour : le mécanisme de financement mondial (GFF), Power of Nutrition (PON) et UnitLife ; Le GFF étant le mécanisme qui a progressé le plus rapidement. 

MÉCANISMES DE FINANCEMENT ÉMERGENTS : QUELLE PLACE POUR LA NUTRITION ? LE CAS SPECIFIQUE DU GFF

 In 2018, a discussion paper « Making the GFF Work Better for Nutrition » explains why we need GFF core & programmatic indicators to cover acute malnutrition. Based on this paper developed by ACF, the GFF Secretariat decided to include a wasting indicator on the list of GFF core indicators.

Making the GFF Work Better for Nutrition – FEBRUARY 2018

The GFF is a very oriented health financing mechanism which remains an interesting opportunity to finance nutrition in vulnerable countries. However, nutrition is struggling to exist alongside health sectors in GFF national platforms. In this policy brief, we analyzed in detail the development of the investment case of Burkina Faso, a GFF country from the perspective of a nutrition civil society. We also enriched our analysis with lessons learned in monitoring other Francophone GFF platforms (Madagascar) and through our participation in regional and international events on the GFF. 

tracking progress of nutrition in the Global Financing Facility

« Despite significant progress to put nutrition in the development agenda, the global annual financing gap remains important. To contribute significantly in tackling undernutrition and strengthen health system in the medium and long-term, three innovative financing mechanisms focusing on health and nutrition were launched in 2015: the Global Financing Facility (GFF), the Power of Nutrition (PoN) and UNITLIFE.

In this policy brief, we analyzed the main progress made in nutrition financing through these three innovative mechanisms and the lessons learned from African francophone countries’ experiences. Based on evidences collected in several reports on these initiatives and discussions with key people active on these topics, we also make recommendations aiming at a better integration of nutrition and an increased impact of nutritional interventions »

INNOVATIVE FINANCING MECHANISMS IN NUTRITION:  WHAT ARE THE LESSONS LEARNT SO FAR ?


Budget Advocacy

This handbook is intended for civil society and those who are keen to enter the field of advocacy, specifically nutrition financing (parliamentarians, sun platforms and focal points, members of government and civil servants.

NUTRITION BUDGET ADVOCACY : HANDBOOK FOR CIVIL SOCIETY

Ce manuel est destiné aux acteurs de la société civile et à tous ceux qui souhaitent s’investir dans le plaidoyer et plus spécifiquement celui en faveur du financement de la nutrition (parlementaires, plateformes sun et point focaux sun, membres du gouvernement et fonctionnaires. 

PLAIDOYER BUDGÉTAIRE POUR LA NUTRITION – MANUEL DESTINÉ AUX ACTEURS DE LA SOCIÉTÉ CIVILE


Nutrition sensitive intervention

A third report, Aid for nutrition: Maximising the impact of nutrition-sensitive interventions has been published in September 2013, and aims to help decision makers prioritise which countries (if relevant), sectors, pathways and interventions to invest in to make them ‘more’ nutrition-sensitive.

Maximising the impact of nutrition-sensitive interventions

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