Implementation of the SDGs at the national level: How to advocate for nutrition-related targets and indicators
This toolkit (PDF) from the SUN Civil Society Network tries to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to nutrition are well-integrated in national development plans, policies and strategies. For the next 15 years, each country will have to make sure that national development plans, as well as all new policies, are aligned with the SDGs. Civil society and advocates for nutrition security play an important role in encouraging the best policies that will achieve the best impact on nutritional outcomes. The tool provides a general overview of what the SDGs are and why they are important for nutrition. It also: introduces the different steps that can be taken to influence government’s policies and plans; provides ready-to-use key messages that can be used by advocates for dissemination to make sure that nutrition is well-reflected in their government’s development priorities, as well as some specific messages for each SDG relevant for nutrition; and presents supplementary information in annexes, including a table with additional nutrition-related targets and indicators and another table with information on the national development plans in a select group of countries. The tool was originally developed by Action against Hunger to support advocacy teams in its mission countries, and has been adapted for use by wider civil society.
The toolkit is also available in French.