The report provides an overview of the scale of food systems-related funding and actions currently supported by donors, contributing to one of the core objectives of the GDPRD’s engagement in the UN Food Systems Summit (UN FSS), which is to help optimize donor coordination and alignment.
It assesses the degree to which donors are adopting a food systems framing to guide their future investments, identify key “flagship” programmes which contribute to food systems, and map out overall patterns of investment. It also looks at how donor programmes and investment align with the UN FSS Action Tracks. Among the key conclusions, the report found that to be effective, donor funding must focus on catalysing systemic change.
The report is launched at the GDPRD’s High-Level Food Systems event “Leveraging Change: The Role of Donors in Food Systems Transformation”. The stocktaking report and the accompanying donor profiles are available in two PDFs for ease of reference, to be used together or separately.
This stocktaking report will be followed up with forward-looking GDPRD white paper which will outline options for donors to respond to the outcomes of the UN FSS.