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U.S. Funding for International Nutrition Programs

Issue Brief
  1. With the exception of FY16 and FY17, all funding totals in this analysis represent the final planned funding level for that fiscal year. FY16 is a preliminary estimate (nutrition funding provided through the ESF and DA accounts is determined at the agency level and is not yet known for FY16; for comparison purposes, FY16 funding totals through these accounts are based on prior year levels) and FY17 represents the President’s budget request.

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  2. USAID. Office of Policy, Planning and Learning, April 2016.

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  3. USAID’s 19 nutrition priority countries include: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. These countries are also the 19 FtF priority countries.

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  4. USAID. Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy: 2014-2025. May 2014.

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  5. Of the $115 million in nutrition funding provided through the Global Health Programs (GHP) in FY15, the 19 priority countries received $90 million or 79% of total funding.

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  6. Scale Up Nutrition. SUN Movement Annual Progress Report. September 2014.

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  7. Analysis of data obtained via online query of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Database and Creditor Reporting System (CRS); April, 2016. Nutrition ODA represents gross US$ disbursements (current dollars) for the “Basic Nutrition” sub-sector (12240) from the OECD CRS database. Additional nutrition funding provided through other sub-sectors (e.g. Food aid/Food security programs) is not included.

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  8. International Food Policy Research Institute. Global Nutrition Report 2015: Actions and Accountability to Advance Nutrition and Sustainable Development. 2015.

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