Compact2025 is an initiative for ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025. It will bring stakeholders together to set priorities, innovate and learn, fine-tune actions, build on successes, and synthesize sharable lessons in order to accelerate progress.
Hunger and undernutrition impose enormous human and economic costs. Not only do they lead to misery, disease, and death for millions, but they also reduce global gross domestic product by US$1.4–2.1 trillion a year. Yet the tools to end them by 2025 are within our grasp.
Approaches and Activities
To help countries develop and implement strategic actions for food security and nutrition, Compact2025 will employ the following approaches and activities:
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 will help 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 will complement established networks such as Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) and initiatives such as the Zero Hunger Challenge. It will work 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 will support a number of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).