The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: Examining Progress and Partnerships
Country-led political and financial commitments are critical to reducing malnutrition at scale. Since its launch in 2010, SUN has focused on the high social and economic returns on nutrition investments. It supports national strategies to combat malnutrition with a systematic, multi-sectoral approach that accounts for its complex underlying causes. Having grown to encompass 59 member countries, SUN’s next phase will build on a foundation of advocacy, partnerships, and policy commitments to drive measurable results at scale.
Between 2010 and 2016, the U.S. Congress provided nearly $1.5 billion for nutrition-specific activities alone, sustaining U.S. leadership as the largest nutrition donor in the world. The first ever U.S. Global Food Security Strategy, submitted to Congress in October 2016, includes improved nutrition as one of three primary objectives. The U.S. Agency for International Development has contributed to the SUN movement since its inception.
How can this partnership be characterized to date? What insights have emerged to inform effective SUN Movement engagement by the United States going forward? Please join the CSIS Global Food Security Project to launch a new report, What can the United States learn from the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement? Examining country leadership in Zambia, Kenya, and Bangladesh. Drawing from SUN progress observed in three Feed the Future countries, the report furnishes recommendations for the U.S. government to maximize returns on substantial nutrition investments through the SUN Movement. It highlights the importance of partnership and alignment with host countries and other donors to collectively tackle the global burden of malnutrition.