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Data source: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Note: The data is based on a special evaluation and is not publicly available.

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The indicator measures the percentage share of disbursed funds in total expenditure on food security that is used for the implementation of relevant international norms and recommendations for the realisation of the right to food (defined by the Global Strategic Framework of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security).

Target and intention

The indicator is based on the assumption that supporting the implementation of international guidelines and recommendations for food security will improve nutrition. Thus, a substantial contribution towards fulfilling SDG 2 and towards the realisation of the right to food can be achieved.
The indicator measures the German contribution to reinforcement of good governance for food security. The share of disbursements used for good governance for food security should be increased adequately by 2030.

Data status

The data published in the indicator report 2022 is as of 31 October 2022. The data shown on this platform is updated regularly, so that more current data may be available online than published in the indicator report 2022.

Text from the Indicator Report 2022 

The data collection for the indicator was conducted by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). For this, a review of all project and programme documents on undertakings in the field of food security was carried out. There must be congruity with the recording of the related spending as official development assistance (ODA). A project is counted if in the target of the impact matrix or project description a) the application of a guideline or recommendation of the Global Strategic Framework for Food Security is specifically mentioned or b) a key element with regard to the content of a guideline or recommendation is a substantial part of the undertaking and at the same time the undertaking aims to strengthen the legal, institutional or political framework. The indicator shows the proportion of expenditures to total expenditures in relation to food security. Thus, it does not include information about the development of expenditures for food security or the development of financial benefits for good governance.

In 2018, a total of 223 million euros, or 18.3 % of the total expenditure of 1,215 million euros on ODA for food security, fell under the subheading of governance. In comparison to 2016, total expenditures for food security and for improvement of governance increased from 887 million euros and 148 million euros, respectively. Accordingly, the percentage share for governance as part of ODA expenditures increased in comparison to 2016 from 16.7 %.

Compared with the total amount of ODA, however, the proportions allocated to both governance and food security are small. In 2018, for example, total spending on ODA amounted to 25 billion euros. Of that amount, 4.9 % went to food security and 0.9 % to good governance within the realm of food security.

The synoptic table provides information about the evaluation of the indicator in previous years. It shows if the weather symbol assigned to an indicator was rather stable or volatile in the past years. (Evaluation of the Indicator Report 2022 )


2.2 Support for good governance in attaining appropriate nutrition world-wide


Funds disbursed for the application of the guidelines and recommendations of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to be increased appropriately as a percentage of total spending on food security by 2030


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