Policy - United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2008-2012


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

The UNDAF aims to address four main blocks of challenges faced by the country:

1. Concerning poverty, inequality and social development, we expect to achieve as a result of the UNDAF contribution, the “strengthening of the national capacities to increase in an equitable manner the access, the use and the quality of social and productive services, with emphasis on less-developed territories and highly vulnerable groups”.

b. Nutrition: assign relevance to the right to nourishment and to back the main policies of the country in the field of nutrition are two of the main objectives of the UNS in this area. In addition, support will be provided for two very specific programmes: the strategy to reduce the deficiencies in micronutrients and the promotion of breast feeding. The role of women in the nutrition strategies shall receive special attention. The UNS will support specifically the response of the country to situations of food emergencies, in an effort to develop sustainable solutions on matters concerning income generation and food production.



National Priorities:

Food and Nutritional Safety Plan; the Ten-year Plan for the promotion, protection and support of maternal breast feeding


Outcome 1.1. The State, the educational sector and civil society, withstrengthened capabilities to guarantee access to high qualityeducation, with full coverage, permanence and pertinence for all.

Output 8. Strengthened national capabilities to increase the registration rate and to reduce the school drop out rate through nutrition programmes.


Outcome 1.2. The State and civil society with strengthened capabilities to improve the population’s food and nutritional safety.

Output 9. The right to adequate nutrition has been highlighted, disseminated and framed into the International Humanitarian Law framework, as well as in the Food and Nutritional Safety framework.

Output 10. Follow up, monitoring and assessment system of the Food and Nutritional Safety Plan and Policy; the Ten-year Plan for the promotion, protection and support of maternal breast feeding will have been designed, consolidated and implemented.

Output 11. Information and dissemination strategies to promote healthy alimentary practices and to promote maternal breast-feeding for children under two years of age will have been designed and implemented.

Output 12. Strategies and alliances to reduce the level of micro-nutrient deficiencies in children under two years of age, women in their child-bearing years and pregnant women, will have been defined and implemented.

Output 13. The role of women is adequately recognized and incorporated in food and nutrition safety programmes, including the dimension of their own nutritional situation.

Output 14. Practices promoted among parents to guarantee exclusive maternal breast-feeding during the first six months of life, extended through supplementary feeding until the age of two.


1.3. Government entities, UNS agencies and civil society organizations duly coordinated for an adequate transition of the food assistance programmes to a self-management and development stage.

Output 15. UNS Agencies coordinate their efforts in order to assure the incorporation of development projects as the subsequent stage of assistance programmes.

Output 16. Improved national capabilities to guarantee the availability and the access to food in emergency situations, in accordance with the culture of each region.

Output 17. Vulnerable communities have sustainable and productive Food Safety and Nutritional projects, with strengthened and accessible commercialization channels.

Output 18. Costs study and malnutrition mapping is a reality and the methodology is adopted by the various institutions.

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