U.S. Government Global Nutrition Coordination Plan 2016-2021

The U.S. Government Global Nutrition Coordination Plan will strengthen the impact of the many diverse nutrition investments across the U.S. Government through better communication, collaboration, and linking research to program implementation. Through coordination mechanisms, the U.S. Government will maximize its support to country-led programs, continue its global leadership and partnerships, and generate, share, and apply knowledge and evidence in the nutrition sector in order to accelerate progress toward shared nutrition goals.

By identifying specific opportunities and mechanisms for coordination and collaboration across the U.S. Government, the U.S. Government Global Nutrition Coordination Plan will accelerate progress toward World Health Assembly nutrition targets and other U.S. Government global nutrition commitments. The Plan identifies six technical focus areas as primary but not exclusive opportunities for enhanced multiple agency coordination:

  1. Food fortification
  2. Nutrition information systems
  3. Food safety
  4. The first 1,000 days (pregnancy up to 2 years of age)
  5. Nutrition-related non-communicable diseases
  6. HIV and nutrition

Under each of these six technical focus areas, the U.S. Government will prioritize three approaches to improving coordination:

  1. Support country-led nutrition efforts.
  2. Promote leadership and partnership at the global level.
  3. Generate, share, and apply knowledge and evidence in a systematic fashion.

Through the U.S. Government Global Nutrition Coordination Plan, the U.S. Government holds itself accountable for seven
coordination actions. These actions provide a backbone for collaborative U.S. Government nutrition programming:

  1. Create a permanent, government-wide Global Nutrition Technical Working Group to serve as a leader and convener for action and information-sharing regarding U.S. Government global nutrition programs.
  2. Release an annual summary of interagency progress under the U.S. Government Global Nutrition Coordination Plan.
  3. Produce a U.S. Government report at the end of a 5-year cycle on contributions toward the World Health Assembly Nutrition Targets and other U.S. Government global nutrition commitments.
  4. Develop a process to gather and report interagency information on annual U.S. Government nutrition resource expenditures.
  5. Form a U.S. Government Global Nutrition Implementation Science Sub-Working Group that can interact with the existing Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition Research and share best practices to link research to nutrition programs.
  6. Make U.S. Government nutrition data openly available in accordance with the U.S. Government open data initiative.
  7. Establish points of contact within each U.S. Government agency participating in the U.S. Government Global Nutrition

Coordination Plan and at each international post with more than one U.S. Government agency engaged in nutritionrelated
programming.

The Plan is a living document that will evolve based on U.S. Government achievements and changes in the nutrition landscape,
with intended updates at the end of the first 5-year period and as needed.

Date 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:00pm

Last updated: September 13, 2016