Hunger and undernutrition can be eliminated by 2025, according to Shenggen Fan, director general of IFPRI. Though the goal is ambitious, evidence supporting its case is mounting. Rapid progress in reducing hunger and undernutrition in countries such as China, Brazil, Vietnam, and Thailand shows that large-scale success is possible. With lessons from these countries in hand—along with key approaches such as women’s empowerment and investments in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure—other countries can make even faster progress. Compact2025 works to support countries toward this end.
Compact2025—an inclusive initiative committed to ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025—brings together many who believe it can be done. By working across sectors and with multiple stakeholders to support country-led progress, Compact2025 will contribute to the achievement of food security and nutrition for all by 2025.
The Compact2025 Knowledge and Innovation (K&I) Hub will provide context-specific, evidence-based advice to decision-makers, and will provide a space to experiment with new, innovative ways to advance food security and nutrition. Amongst other key activities, the K&I Hub will develop communications strategies to ensure that innovations are disseminated and introduce, and will strengthen capacity to help ensure and accelerate progress toward the goal.