This module describes the process of developing an MSNP. This is a collaborative process whereby the various sectors involved contribute to developing a plan with a common goal of addressing nutrition. Some of the common sectors doing nutrition-related work are health; education; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); social protection; and agriculture.
Given the variation in country context and experience with multisectoral nutrition efforts, the best process for developing an MSNP will vary. For instance, in some countries, an MSNP is elaborated in the context of an existing nutrition policy or national development strategy which has already established the country’s desired goals for nutrition. It may also be written after a common results framework (CRF) has been developed, with the aim of providing a narrative to accompany already detailed and agreed plan components. As such, it is recommended that this module be reviewed in conjunction with Module 3, as there are overlapping considerations, processes and resources to keep in mind. In other contexts, the MSNP may represent the first attempt to develop a multisectoral approach for nutrition.
|Regardless of the approach taken, the planning process should seek to engage all relevant sectors and focus on a process of prioritisation of key objectives and strategies, as well as outline governance structures and monitoring, evaluation and accountability mechanisms and assign roles and responsibilities across organisations. The plan should also include at least an indicative budget, even if full costing of activities is not completed at this stage (refer to Module 4).|
MODULE 2 OUTLINE
2.1 – What is a Multisectoral Nutrition Plan? (EN, FR, SP)
2.2 – Engaging Stakeholders to Decide on a Way Forward (EN, FR, SP)
2.3 – Agreeing on Goals, Objectives and Key Actions of the MSNP (EN, FR, SP)
2.4 – Agreeing on the Governance and Support Structure for Implementing the MSNP (EN, FR, SP)
2.5 – Finalising and Facilitating Official Endorsement of the MSNP (EN, FR, SP)
Additional guidance to develop an MSNP
World Health Organization (WHO). Landscape Analysis on Countries’ Readiness to Accelerate Actions for Nutrition. Geneva: WHO; 2012. Available at https://apps.who.int/nutrition/landscape_analysis/publications_and_information/en/index.html.