Description/achievement of initiative
Compact2025 is an initiative for ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025. It brings stakeholders together to set priorities, innovate and learn, fine-tune actions, build on successes, and synthesize sharable lessons to accelerate progress.Compact2025- helps countries bring together sectors involved in food security and nutrition, build capacity, craft strategies, experiment with programs and policies, and make rapid progress; - creates a Knowledge and Innovation Hub to provide policymakers and practitioners with pragmatic, evidence-based guidance on scaling up successes to end hunger and undernutrition; and- complements established networks/initiatives (e.g. Scaling Up Nutrition, Zero Hunger Challenge, etc.).
To help countries develop and implement strategic actions for food security and nutrition, Compact2025 employs the following approaches and activities:ENGAGING COUNTRIES: Success in ending hunger and undernutrition depends on country-owned and country-led strategies and investments. Compact2025 is a tool for countries that wish to achieve this goal by 2025. It helps them bring together the many sectors involved in food security and nutrition, build their own capacity, craft strategies, experiment with programs and policies, and make rapid progress. Compact2025 begins with an initial focus on four countries—Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Rwanda—which seek to accelerate their progress toward ending hunger and undernutrition. The initiative will then scale up to include additional countries.STIMULATING KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION: Compact2025 will create a Knowledge and Innovation (K&I) Hub to provide policymakers and practitioners with pragmatic, evidence-based guidance on scaling up success stories to end hunger and undernutrition. The hub will serve as a place to find evidence, generate and share knowledge, and experiment with new, innovative ways to advance food security and nutrition.SUPPORTING EXISTING INITIATIVES AND PARTNERSHIPS: To build on existing momentum, Compact2025 complements established networks such as Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) and initiatives such as the Zero Hunger Challenge. It works hand in hand with institutions, such as the African Union, the European Commission, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the World Food Programme, that are already dedicated to accelerating the end of hunger and undernutrition. Moreover, by working to end hunger and undernutrition, Compact2025 supports a number of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
The Knowledge and Innovation Hub will provide data, tracking, and monitoring activities to promote accountability for global, regional, and national commitments. In addition to contributing knowledge products such as the Global Nutrition Report, this component of the hub will offer an important avenue to boost country capacity to collect better quality and timely data on food security and nutrition indicators.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The governance structure of Compact2025 is comprised of three levels: Leadership Council, Technical Advisory Committee, and Secretariat.The Leadership Council includes champions and influential thinkers. It provides strategic guidance to help shape and unify the commitments of national leaders for overcoming country- and global-level challenges to eliminating hunger and undernutrition in the next decade.The Technical Advisory Committee includes representatives from governments, the private sector, academia, and civil society with a focus on development practitioners and researchers. The TAC identifies the key priorities, gaps, and evidence required to advance food security and nutrition at the country level.The Secretariat supports the Leadership Council and the Technical Advisory Committee and handles the day-to-day business of Compact2025. It makes sure that Compact2025 and partners work effectively to support country-led progress. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) hosts the secretariat.Progress toward achieving the 2025 goal will be reviewed annually to identify gaps and challenges and determine next steps. The Secretariat will convene global meetings of Compact2025 partners to review country experiences, track performance, share lessons learned, and build community.
PARTNERS: European Commission, Helen Keller International, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, International Fund for Agricultural Development, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, UPL Limited, World Food Programme