Track nutrition investment

Sufficient investment in nutrition is essential to ensuring the reduction of malnutrition globally, and funders often want to understand and/or improve how their investments are used and the impact they have on nutrition. Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition (MQSUN+) supports donors, like the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), to conduct research on related technical topics, develop appropriate tools and systems and conduct analyses to track the use and impact of their nutrition investments.

MQSUN and now MQSUN+ have supported DFID to identify, quantify and understand its Official Development Assistance (ODA) spending on nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programmes for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 using the analysis approach advanced by the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Donor Network.

When appropriate or requested, MQSUN+ will use an investment-focused perspective when researching different nutrition technical topics, such has how investment tracking systems can be gender sensitive or how to look at private sector investments through a nutrition lens.

MQSUN+ supported DFID to research and provide recommendations on a policy marker for nutrition that could be adopted by SUN donors to more systematically track both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive investment data for the ODA Creditor Reporting System.