A global challenge

to reduce wasting

in children

Photo by: Cliff Volpe (UNICEF 2010)

THE FRONTRUNNER COUNTRIES

There are 22 GAP frontrunner countries developing operational roadmaps:

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

DRC

Ethiopia

Haiti

Indonesia

Kenya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Niger 

Nigeria

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Philippines

South Sudan

Sudan

Timor Leste

Yemen

NOTE:  India is committed to addressing child wasting and the pursuit of the key strategic priorities and outcomes described in the Global Action Plan but are not expected to produce a Country Operational Roadmap in the immediate future.

THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

1

Preparatory and analytical work is conducted by the UN agencies to develop a common picture on where each country is vis-a-vis the GAP framework.

2

In-country discussions between national governments and UN counterparts take place regarding the initial analytical work coupled with the review of national strategies and initiatives that impact child wasting.

3

UN agencies support national governments to identify a core set of ambitious yet feasible priority actions, as well as the support needed from UN agencies, civil society, donors, academics and private sector partners to achieve these.

DEVELOPING GAP COUNTRY ROADMAPS | Process Map (2020-2021)

JUN
2020
JUN
2021
SEP
2021
DEC 2021

POLICY & PROGRAMMATIC REVIEW
 

  • Map country policy commitments and programmatic approaches against key actions listed in the  GAP Framework 

  • Map:  Commitment; Indicator; Baseline; Target; Programs

  • Pilot this mapping approach in three contexts: Ethiopia, Mali and the Philippines

  • UNICEF coordinates mapping process and is responsible for mapping Health and WASH commitments and programs. FAO & WFP support the mapping process by mapping Food and Social Protection commitments and programs. 

  • Request any additional information/policies from country offices that are not available publicly

  • Include a classification of the 5 forms of political commitment

POLICY & PROGRAMMATIC DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
 

  • Identify policy and programmatic gaps in countries based on 40 actions

  • Discuss policy and programmatic findings with UN country offices 

  • Seek confirmation and/or feedback on action, indicator, baseline, target, programmatic gaps

  • Consolidate recommendations in 2-3 pager Country Action Plan template

ENGAGEMENT WITH NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS
 

  • Presentation of recommendations and what has been done (using Country Action Plans) 

  • Layout what the expectations are decision-making by National Governments

  • Facilitated country-level discussions

  • Flush out what their national road maps will look like 

LEVERAGING SUPPORT
 

  • Agree on the resources that can be leveraged nationally and the required additional support from the global level

  • Position GAP roadmaps as nationally endorsed, game-changing opportunities to scale up impactful nutrition actions as part of UN FSS

  • Leverage Support at the N4G Summit

STAYING ON TRACK

Each of the 22 GAP frontrunner countries will reach the following milestones in the development of their GAP Country Operational Roadmaps.

COUNTRY
COUNTRY ROADMAP DEVELOPMENT PROCESS LAUNCHED
COUNTRY ROADMAP DRAFTED
COUNTRY ROADMAP FINALIZED
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
DR.Congo
Ethiopia
Haiti
Indonesia
Kenya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
South Sudan
Sudan
The Philippines
Timor Leste
Yemen

THE ROLE OF UN AGENCIES

A briefing note from the Office of the Secretary General to all Resident Coordinators
and UN Country Teams

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201006 Letter from DCO-OCHA to RCs_Page_

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