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    Support to the Scaling-up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

    Secretariat

    Annual Narrative Report

    1 October 2013 – 30 September 2014

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    Acronyms

    CIFF Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

    CoP Community of Practice

    CSA Civil Society Alliance

    CSO Civil Society Organization

    C2D Capacity to Deliver

    EC European Commission

    GSO Global Social Observatory

    ICE Independent and Comprehensive Evaluation

    M&E Monitoring and Evaluation

    MPTF Multi-Partner Trust Fund

    NGO Non-governmental Organization

    MQSUN Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition

    N4G Nutrition for Growth

    OECD-DAC Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development-Development Assistance Committee

    SUN Scaling Up Nutrition

    SUN ACT Scaling Up Nutrition Advocacy and Communication Team

    VSG Lead Group’s Visioning Sub Group

    UN United Nations

    UNSCN United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition

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    Table of Contents

    Acronyms ........................................................................................................................................................... 2

    About this report ............................................................................................................................................... 4

    Introductory Executive Summary ...................................................................................................................... 5

    Activities of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Secretariat ........................................................................... 7

    Result Area 1 ................................................................................................................................................. 7

    Output 1.1: ................................................................................................................................................ 8

    Output 1.2: .............................................................................................................................................. 10

    Output 1.3: .............................................................................................................................................. 13

    Output 1.4: .............................................................................................................................................. 16

    Output 1.5: .............................................................................................................................................. 17

    Result Area 2 ............................................................................................................................................... 18

    Output 2.2: .............................................................................................................................................. 27

    Output 2.3: .............................................................................................................................................. 30

    Result Area 3 ............................................................................................................................................... 32

    Output 3.1: .............................................................................................................................................. 33

    Output 3.2: .............................................................................................................................................. 36

    Output 3.3: .............................................................................................................................................. 37

    Output 3.4: .............................................................................................................................................. 39

    Communication and visibility operations ........................................................................................................ 43

    ANNEX 1: Updated workplan of the SUN Movement Secretariat ................................................................... 45

    ANNEX 2: Revised Logical Framework of the SUN Movement Secretariat (June 2013) ................................. 47

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    About this report

    The Secretariat of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement serves the SUN Movement and delivers support services to the Movement as a whole. These services are considered as outputs. The Annual Narrative Reports of the SUN Movement Secretariat serves primarily to demonstrate the Secretariat’s accountability towards its mandate and contractual commitments and its ability to learn from experiences.

    The present Report monitors outputs contributing to three expected Results Areas as identified in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework for the SUN Movement:

     Result Area 1: The SUN Movement Lead Group is able to exercise stewardship over the Movement, sustain the political attention to under-nutrition and increase investments in direct nutrition interventions and nutrition sensitive development.

     Result Area 2: Each SUN Country is better able to bring together national stakeholders for implementation of effective actions to Scale Up Nutrition, to learn how best to do this from experiences of other SUN Countries and to access aligned external support for realising its objectives.

     Result Area 3: Stakeholders from self-governing and mutually accountable SUN Networks respond to needs of SUN Countries in a timely and effective way and contribute to responsive and aligned assistance to SUN Countries.

    The M&E Framework of the SUN Movement considers September 2012 as the baseline and September 2013, 2014 and 2015 as the reference points for the reporting of the progress and achievements of the Movement – including the Secretariat.

    This Annual Narrative Report covers the period 1 October 2013 – 30 September 2014. It is complemented by a Provisional Financial Report which is annexed to it. The next Annual Narrative Report for the period 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015 will be submitted by 15 November 2015.

    Annual and Financial Reports of the Secretariat for previous years (2011-2013) as well Foundation documents of the Secretariat can be found on the SUN Movement website and include:

     Annual Financial Report of Expenditures (1 January 2013 - 31 December 2013)

     Annual Implementation Report (1 October 2012 – 30 September 2013)

     Implementation and Financial Report 2011-2012

     Update to the Foundation document: SUN Movement Secretariat Inception Report (December 2012-June 2013)

     Foundation Document: SUN Movement Secretariat “Description of the Action – December 2012”

    http://scalingupnutrition.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/20130701-SUN-ME-Framework-Final.pdf http://scalingupnutrition.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/SUN-Movement-Secretariat-2013-Annual-Financial-Report.pdf http://scalingupnutrition.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SMS-Annual-Implementation-Report_Oct2012_Sept2013_FINAL.pdf http://scalingupnutrition.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/130910_2011-12-SMS_Implementation-Report_FINAL.pdf http://scalingupnutrition.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/30JULY13_Inception-Report_FINAL.pdf http://scalingupnutrition.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/2012-SMS-Description-of-the-Action.pdf

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    Introductory Executive Summary

    The SUN Movement, which was launched in September 2010, completes its fourth year with 54 countries and the Indian State of Maharashtra committed to scaling up nutrition. Thirteen countries1 joined during the reporting period and the emphasis has been on ensuring that the experience of being in the Movement is of maximum value for all countries.

    In 2014, the Lead Group has encouraged the Movement to focus on ensuring that SUN Countries are receiving the support that they need for rapid improvements in capacities that help them realize their four Strategic Objectives (as presented in the SUN Movement Strategy -2012-2015). They have encouraged involvement in “Communities of Practice” (CoPs) to accelerate support. The CoPs enable more focused interaction between all stakeholders in the Movement, provide a new opportunity for researchers and nutrition professionals to be increasingly engaged, and enable the experiences of some to be quickly shared with, and appreciated by, others. [For more information on the emerging of CoPs refer to Result Area 2].

    As in previous years, the Secretariat continues to provide support to the Lead Group so that it can exercise accountable stewardship of the Movement and undertake effective resource mobilisation for addressing under-nutrition. It provides assistance to Lead Group members to oversee the accountability of the overall SUN Movement and fosters opportunities to enable Lead Group members to undertake effective high-level advocacy for nutrition. In this reporting period the Secretariat has also supported the process of commissioning and overseeing an Independent and Comprehensive Evaluation of the Movement.

    All activities undertaken by the Secretariat in support to SUN Countries serve to encourage achievement of progress by countries to scale up nutrition and better understand national needs and challenges.2

    Since the inception of the SUN Movement, governments of SU