Aid for Nutrition: Mobilizing Innovative Financing for the fight against undernutrition

This paper delves into the benefits and efficiencies of mobilizing innovative financing in the fight against undernutrition. Undernutrition is a major public health concern in many developing countries. Globally undernutrition is responsible for the deaths of millions of children and causes 35% of all deaths of children under the age of 5. Effective solutions are well known, as are the costs of implementation. Undernutrition has considerable human and economic costs. The current funding going towards undernutrition is insufficient and requires scaling-up. Innovative funding mechanisms for nutrition are able to raise new resources and improve aid effectiveness.