Impact with equity
UNICEF’s contribution focuses on the agency’s comparative advantage in addressing capacity gaps in the nutrition sector.
Poor nutrition, in particular stunting, is a key factor in determining the regions where UNICEF focuses its work.
UNICEF seeks to better understand the factors that underlie the disparities in nutritional status, and to work with partners to design and introduce new approaches that ensure nutrition services reach the children and mothers who need them.
UNICEF is advocating for the inclusion of pregnant women and young children from chronically poor families among the beneficiaries of a national program to provide income support through regular cash transfers to help poor households protect consumption during periods of stress and invest in the nutrition, health and education of their offspring.
UNICEF advocates for including nutrition interventions alongside the program’s cash component.