UNDER THE SUN
UNDER THE SUN
Tracking Progress of the Scaling Up Nutrition movementin Bangladesh and Niger
This report was commissioned by ACF, researched and written by Frederic Mousseau who is Policy Directorat the Oakland Institute. The author would particularly like to express his deep gratitude to the ACF teamsin Bangladesh and Niger, particularly Dr. Tamana Ferdous, Deputy Medical and Nutrition Coordinator at ACF Bangladesh for her invaluable assistance during research in Dhaka, as well as Jairo Paizano, TechnicalCoordinator at ACF Niger for his support in Niamey. The author would like to thank all those many individuals who spent their valuable time contributing to thedevelopment and production of this document, in particular: Serge Breysse, Jean-Denis Crola, HeleneDeret, Benjamin Hobbs, Amador Gomez, Elena Gonzalez, Patricia Hoorelbeke, Tarik Kadir, Julien Morel,Isabelle Robin and Elise Rodriguez.Lastly, the author wishes to thank the members of the SUN Secretariat, including Patrizia Fracassi, FlorenceLasbennes, Martin Gallagher as well as David Nabarro, UN Special Representative on Food Security andNutrition, for their support in the realization of this study. This work gave a measure of their dedication andunremitting efforts in front of the daunting task they have undertaken.
About this research
ACF has been involved in the SUN movement since its inception in 2010, and is among the organizationsthat have endorsed the SUN Framework for Action for the Scale Up of Nutrition. ACF is also a member of the SUN Global Civil Society Network. ACF has undertaken the present research in the spirit of contributing to global efforts that are underway forthe scale up of nutrition. Whereas several previous global initiatives have failed to bring durable solutionsto hunger and undernutrition, ACF decided to assess the progress of the SUN at country level in order todetermine how this fresh initiative can best achieve its goal and to draw lessons from two countries that canbe used by all stakeholders for the scaling up in others.
The ndings of this research were communicated to the SUN Secretariat prior to the ofcial release of thereport and ACF welcomes the consideration that has been given to these ndings in the preparation of the
new SUN strategy and accompanying documents.