The Global Regulatory and Fiscal Capacity Building Programme: Promoting Healthy Diets and Physical Activity (Global RECAP) is a collaborative program between the International Development Law Organization, IDLO (www.idlo.int); Canada’s International Development Research Centre, IDRC (www.idrc.ca); and the World Health Organization, WHO (www.who.int). It is supported financially by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC (https://www.eda.admin.ch/sdc), the OPEC Fund for International Development, OFID (www.ofid.org), and IDRC.
Global RECAP is part of the ongoing global efforts to enhance multi-stakeholder engagement and dialogue to address Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). The Program aims to strengthen the capacity of countries to design, implement, and evaluate regulatory and fiscal interventions that will effectively promote healthy diets and increase physical activity for the prevention of NCDs.
Global RECAP intended outcomes are:
- Strengthened capacity of government officials, regulators, policymakers and civil society to understand, develop and implement (as appropriate) regulatory and fiscal measures that promote healthy diets and physical activity.
- Strengthened national and international collaboration among policy makers, regulatory bodies, lawyers, public health and nutrition experts, civil society actors and communities to support regulatory and fiscal environments that promote healthy diets and physical activity.
- Increased generation and use of relevant evidence and research from different disciplines to develop and implement effective regulatory and fiscal measures to promote healthy diets and physical activity.
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO), as part of Global RECAP, provides financing to non-governmental organizations to support social mobilization, community education about, and advocacy for, national reforms in one or more of the policy areas below.
- Fiscal policies, for example taxes on sugar sweetened beverages to reduce consumption;
- Legal restrictions on the marketing of certain processed food and non-alcoholic beverages products to children;
- Legal and regulatory requirements for improved nutrition labelling on processed food and beverage products;
- Legal and regulatory requirements for the reformulation of processed food and beverage products to reduce e.g. salt or trans-fat content; and
- Legal and regulatory measures to encourage physical activity.
The priority policy areas for Sri Lanka will be further determined by the Ministry of Health.
Interested organizations are invited to use the standard Sub-Project Concept Note Template in accordance with the rules set out in this notice.