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Aid for nutrition: Can investments to scale up nutrition actions be accurately tracked?

A new report from Action Against Hunger shows that investments in aid programmes to combat undernutrition make up just a fraction of the required need. The humanitarian organisation calls for all donors to scale up investments in nutrition interventions. The report highlights that whilst an estimated $11.8 billion is required annually to tackle undernutrition, a mere one per cent of this was being delivered each year between 2005 and 2009. Furthermore, the donors included in the report failed to honour 11 per cent of their commitments. The report assesses the transparency, quantity and effectiveness of nutrition funding over the study period and provides recommendations to donors on the actions needed to more adequately address undernutrition.

Published 2012-05-04

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