Rethinking the EU’s ODA Investments in Nutrition: Catalyzing Transformative Change

Generation Nutrition

A decade ago, the European Union and its Member States demonstrated leadership by developing a solid policy framework1 for the Union’s international cooperation promoting nutrition security in partner countries, and developing an action plan to reduce child stunting by 7 million. However, renewed and intensified action from Europe is now essential because:
• Progress towards every nutrition target has veered off course. At current rates, it will take half a century to end child stunting.
• There is widespread acknowledgment of the urgent need for accelerated action.
• Adequate financing is crucial to drive these efforts forward.
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the current state of European Official Development Assistance (ODA) for nutrition, highlighting the challenges within the existing financing model to prioritize and integrate nutrition into broader spending sectors.