Last year, public and private donors pledged $3.6 billion in new commitments to nutrition at a summit in Italy. This followed on the heels of the first global nutrition summit in 2013, which put the issue high on the global agenda after years of neglect.

These financial commitments have been complemented by new political commitments.

For example, the Government of India, where one third of stunted children live, launched the National Nutrition Mission in 2018.