A doctor checks a baby to verify whether or not he suffers from acute malnutrition in Nigeria. Photo by: Samuel Ochai / ECHO / CC BY-NC-ND

While the United States remains the single largest donor to nutrition, the European Union is also working to put the issue on the global development agenda. For the 2014-2020 funding period, the bloc made a pledge to invest €3.5 billion ($3.9 billion) to reduce the number of stunted children globally by at least 7 million.

To shed some light on the European Commission’s financial support for nutrition, Devex took a closer look at the data. We analyzed close to 5,000 contracts awarded in 2018 by two departments — the commission’s development arm DEVCO, also known as EuropeAid; and its humanitarian arm ECHO — which were published in the commission’s financial transparency system.

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    Manola De Vos

    Manola De Vos is an Engagement Lead for Devex’s Analytics team in Manila. She leads and designs customized research and analysis for some of the world’s most well-respected organizations, providing the solutions and data they need to grow their partner base, work more efficiently, and drive lasting results. Prior to joining Devex, Manola worked in conflict analysis and political affairs for the United Nations, International Crisis Group and the EU.