The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) provides support to the Zambian government based on their national development plans and the UK’s poverty reduction, nutrition and human resources capacity priorities. DFID also supports the global Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement and is a lead SUN co-convener donor in Zambia. Between 2012 and 2016, MQSUN provided a range of technical assistance to support the scale up of nutrition in Zambia.
MQSUN provided strategic assistance to support the development of DFID’s nutrition portfolio, planning of the pre-inception activities for Phase I of the national First 1,000 Most Critical Days Programme (MCDP), and the national Zambia nutrition workforce planning. MQSUN and DFID also commissioned a special series of academic studies, titled Accelerating Undernutrition Reduction in Zambia, to analyse the nutrition evidence base and commitments and provide recommendations to scale up the national response.