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SDG 2.2: End malnutrition

The policy priority 2.2 knowledge base creates an open platform for those working to improve nutrition in line with the SDG2 Hub's policy priority for 2.2: Build momentum for Tokyo 2020 (N4G Summit, 2020 Olympics)

  • Audience: Business, heads of state, SUN focal points, CSO, media, academia, parliaments 
  • Potential for impact: Global stakeholder funding commitments; new policy announcements and new multi-sectoral plans 
  • Role of Hub: Support coordination and amplify through targeted events and content

This knowledge base will continue to grow and be updated regularly with further updates, news and resources. Please reach out to Charlotte ( with any additions to this platform. 


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Case Studies 


Sri Lanka The joint programme allows the WFP and FAO to provide technical and programmatic support to key ministries. WFP is conducting key surveys and pilot studies of fortified rice, double fortified salt and micronutrient powders to identify the viability of current government initiatives. 








ifadThis report presents  five IFAD investments as part of the ASAP programme that integrate nutrition dimensions in different ways and in different contexts. The case studies included  are the result of a rapid review to identify good practices and potential entry points for nutrition in IFAD projects, which focus on climate resilience and environmental sustainability. As well as representing work from different regions, they were also selected according to key thematic focus areas of IFAD’s work in climate change: (i) indigenous climate adaptation approaches; (ii) sustainable fisheries; (iii) water management; (iv) climate-resilient value chains; and (v) diversified crops and food systems.



El Salvador The SDG Fund programme takes a multi-sectorial and multidimensional approach, with inclusion and participation of actors linked to food security and nutrition at different stages of the project cycle. It supports the Government’s plan, “El Salvador Ahead.”




The programme is promoting an integrated nutrition and food security for women and children and vulnerable groups in Viet Nam. It supports the enforcement of policy framework and monitoring system formulated and approved in a previous MDG-F programme.

It targets the most disadvantaged ethnic minorities living in poverty and seeks to reduce their vulnerability. It focuses on supporting the 2 provinces for evidence generation to facilitate national policy changes and scale up of nutrition and food security models.




The SDG Fund programme proposed a series of interventions to achieve the overall objective of contributing to food security and nutrition of women and children under 5 years. In 4 municipalities in San Marcos, the focus was on strengthening local governance mechanisms and public institutions at the local, state and national level.



Timor leste
Timor-Leste, one of the world's newest countries, also has among the world's highest rates of undernourishment and child and maternal mortality. Nearly half of all children under five suffered from malnutrition, with rates on the rise, when the Joint Programme was launched in 2009. The programme's aim was to improve the health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and under-five children by improving institutional capacity and increasing access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. 



WVI The ENTERPRIZE programme (Ensuring NutritionTransforming and Empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting Resilience in Zimbabwe) is a four-year multi-sector programme in Mashonaland led by World Vision Zimbabwe and is one of 3 subprojects of the Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition (APN) component of the Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) in Zimbabwe funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). It aims to benefit 25,500 farmers directly and 75,650 households indirectly.The ENTERPRIZE programme aims at improving food and nutrition security through coordinated activities across agriculture and health sectors primarily. It is complex with many links across the sectors and partnerships covering government, NGOs and private sector.




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SDG 2.2 Nutrition in the SDGs

By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.