Alliance2015 released two reports (and relative executive summaries) on the topic of private sector engagement, under the title “The role of the private sector in food and nutrition security”, and on “Progresses and implementation challenges of the EU Action Plan on Nutrition“.

The role of the private sector in food and nutrition security

We as an Alliance are proud to offer our contribution to the growing conversation on the role of the private sector in contributing to the reduction of hunger and all forms of malnutrition, and to the overall achievement of the Agenda 2030 commitments.

We take a chance on the private sector’s huge potential to act as a driver of sustainable and inclusive economic growth, job creation and poverty reduction; but we also believe that private sector investments and engagements (including those now being activated under the European External Investment Plan) must responsibly trigger economic and social development especially for those most vulnerable and excluded, and ensure that no (further) harm is done to their nutritional prospects. For this reason, we have produced this report to include an overview of different relevant policy frameworks and of practical approaches (focussing on Alliance2015 members’ past and ongoing interventions), to contribute to evolving a more constructive, multi stakeholder, multi sectoral approach for improved food and nutrition security for all, but in particular for those most left behind.

You can read the full report or the Executive Summary, outlining the main conclusions and policy recommendations.

Progresses and implementation challenges of the EU Action Plan on Nutrition

This second report aims at providing an overview on how NGOs and CSOs can engage most effectively with the multiple stakeholders at an operational and advocacy level.

Now more than ever, it is essential for NGOs and CSOs to engage with
EU counterparts
to keep driving down all forms of malnutrition through
effective multi-stakeholder action at global, regional, national and
sub-national level. Multi-annual planning, evidence-based policy making
and influencing, multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approaches,
as well as strengthened capacity building at both governance and CSO
level, lead the way towards achieving the globally shared commitments
to reducing hunger and all forms of malnutrition, including stunting.

This study analyses the implementation of the EU Action Plan on Nutrition
in Ethiopia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan and Zambia (selected due to
their high stunting rates and the presence of Alliance2015 members)
under the current National Implementation Plans (NIPs) 2014-2020.

You can check out our second report and executive summary here.