The Compact2025 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) held its first meeting just after the formal launch of the initiative. Experts came together from the public and private sectors, civil society, and academia, and from various fields, including agriculture, nutrition, and health. They discussed how Compact2025 can make the most effective and efficient impacts in focal countries and beyond.
The Committee highlighted the importance of Compact2025 being driven by demand from countries and aligned with country agendas. They emphasized that Compact2025 should be strategic but flexible, looking for and creating opportunities to make changes that can have big impacts. The TAC also stressed the need to expand country capacity to use evidence for policymaking, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. And they advised on thinking of truly different ways of working and acting—to be innovative about innovating.
Through discussions led by co-chairs Catherine Bertini and Lawrence Haddad (Stuart Gillespie is also a co-chair), the TAC reached consensus on endorsing the aim of Compact2025—accelerating countries’ progress toward ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025—laid out by the Leadership Council.
For more details, see the TAC meeting notes.