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Table 4 Overview of multilateral donors’ policy statements about NCDs and NCD funding in 2019

From: An analysis of policy and funding priorities of global actors regarding noncommunicable disease in low- and middle-income countries

Key multilateral donor Key policy document Funder policy statement about NCDs NCD funding Framing of NCDs
Contribution to DAH on NCDs in 2019 Internal allocation to NCD action in health funding portfolio in 2019
World Bank Healthy Development: The WB strategy for Health, Nutrition, and Population Results (2007) Policy has a statement about NCDs 11% (80 million) 3.1% (80 million of 2.6 billion) NCDs are recognised as a major barrier to economic development and poverty reduction. The World Bank aims to invest in UHC and Health System strengthening to address NCDs.
Asian Development Bank Strategy 2030: Achieving a Prosperous, Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Asia and the Pacific Policy has a statement about NCDs NCDs are considered as a factor impeding economic development and poverty reduction. The ADB also aims to invest in UHC and Health System strengthening to address NCDs.
African Development Bank At the Center of Africa’s Transformation
Strategy for 2013–2022
Policy does not have any statements about NCDs
Inter-American Development Bank Health and Nutrition Sector Framework Document: Social Protection and Health Division 2016 Policy has a statement about NCDs NCDs are presented as an obstacle for economic development and poverty reduction. The Bank aims to tackle NCDs by raising awareness about healthy lifestyles, promoting access to high quality health services and nutrition, and promoting financial protection and efficient leadership and governance in the health section.
WHO WHO Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, Global NCD action Plan 2013–2020, Mental Health Action Plan 2013–2020 Policy has a statement about NCDs 6.7% (49 million) 3.5% (49 million of 1.4 billion) WHO policy documents provide member states and international partners with a road map and menu of policy options to implement.
UNDP UNDP HIV Health and Development Strategy 2016–2021 Policy has a statement about NCDs NCDs are considered an impediment to development and poverty reduction. Priority 2.2 under Action Area 2 aims to strengthen governance to address NCDs and accelerate tobacco control.
UNICEF UNICEF strategy for health 2016–2030
Programme Guidance for Early Life Intervention of NCDs
Policy has a statement about NCDs NCDs are regarded as an impediment to children’s rights to health. NCDs are aimed to be integrated into policy actions on maternal, newborn, older child, and adolescent health, particularly in terms of nutrition and mental health. UNICEF also aims to strengthen health systems and promote integrated, multisectoral policies and programmes.
UNFPA UNFPA strategic plan, 2018–2021 Policy does not have any statements about NCDs
EU An introduction to the European Union’s International Cooperation and Development policy (2018) Policy does not have any statements about NCDs No data No data
  1. Funds for “Other Sources” in the health funding database were used in the table as funds invested by Banks and UN agencies. https://vizhub.healthdata.org/fgh/