Global Nutrition Report 2017
This year’s Global Nutrition report (GNR) shows that, in spite of progress, 155 million children globally are still stunted and the world is off track on meeting internationally agreed nutrition targets. Financing to tackle malnutrition is alarmingly low. Donors spend less than 1 percent of overseas aid on nutrition, and countries allocate between 1 and 2 percent of their health budgets to the issue. This moment represents a significant opportunity for financing a more integrated approach to nutrition globally. Currently, data gaps are hindering both progress and accountability vis-à-vis commitments. Better, more regular, detailed, and disaggregated data is needed to inform nutrition-sensitive interventions, and accountability mechanisms should be put in place to ‘make commitments real’ by tracking the actual use of resources.