The Match Window Advocacy Brief

RUTF sachets


The Match Window is part of the Child Nutrition Fund (CNF), a new financing mechanism designed to accelerate the scale-up of sustainable policies, programmes and supplies to end child wasting. The Match Window is a catalytic matching mechanism that allows national governments to double their investment in supplies for the prevention, detection and treatment of child wasting to the extent of the funding available in the Match Instrument.

This important venture was made possible with the support of the Government of the United Kingdom (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) and by additional investments made by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. In 2022, with an additional contribution from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Match Window expanded the range of commodities that were eligible
to be matched to include commodities used to prevent malnutrition in children and women – while continuing to include ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) to treat child wasting, which had been eligible since the beginning.