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Publication | 19 April 2019

Action plan on nutrition: Third progress report April 2017 - March 2018

Global Food and Nutrition Security

This third progress report presents highlights of operational developments in the European Union’s (EU) external assistance concerned with nutrition and provides updates on progress towards its two commitments in nutrition: to support partner countries in reducing the number of stunted children under the age of five by at least 7 million by 2025 and to ensure the allocation of EUR 3.5 billion between 2014 and 2020 to improve nutrition in developing countries. This report was issued as a Staff Working Document on 9 October 2018 [SWD(2018)441 final]. It presents examples of the Commission’s nutrition work characterised by a strong gender dimension, aimed at individuals at different stages of the life cycle and applied across sectors. It is anticipated that such cross-cutting approaches will also secure progress in addressing boundaries between different forms of malnutrition.