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Assumption maps to assess signs of impact of short-term technical assistance

Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition Plus (MQSUN+) was a demand-driven technical assistance (TA) project that aimed to contribute to strengthening multisectoral policies and programs that can ultimately improve the nutritional status of women, men, girls, and boys in low- and middle-income countries. Specifically, MQSUN+ provided support to the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement […]

October 29, 2021

Global Nutrition Data Initiatives: Gaps and opportunities to improve nutrition data available and utilisation

Effective nutrition decision-making and action are predicated on the availability and utilisation of high quality, timely data. This matrix of data initiatives is part of an exercise to summarise the key challenges to improved availability and utilisation of nutrition data to support progress on nutrition, as well as opportunities for interventions in low- and middle-income […]

November 24, 2020

Multisectoral Planning for Nutrition in the Context of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated disease control measures pose a grave risk to nutrition outcomes and will have severe and far-reaching consequences for the nutritional status, health and well-being of populations in low- and middle-Income countries. There is a potential for impact across both the causes and determinants of malnutrition. Some of the key pathways […]

Developing an Advocacy Strategy in Support of a Multisectoral Approach to Nutrition

Background: This slide deck was used by MQSUN+ to support countries in the development of an advocacy strategy for their multisectoral nutrition plan (MSNP) via an in-country advocacy workshop. Objectives: There are many different approaches to conducting a nutrition advocacy workshop. This slide deck aims to provide countries with a curated set of tools and […]

November 23, 2020

Orientation Workshop for the Development of a Multisectoral Nutrition Plan

Background: This slide deck was used by MQSUN+ to support countries in orienting stakeholders to the importance of nutrition for their countries and globally and to the development of a multisectoral nutrition plan (MSNP). Objectives: There are many different approaches to conducting an orientation workshop. This slide deck aims to provide countries with a curated […]

Synthesis of Evidence Regarding Indirect Impacts of COVID-19 on Nutrition

As the COVID-19 pandemic was being declared, Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition Plus (MQSUN+) supported development of an information note to help countries consider how to protect nutrition during the response, and articulated how to apply the UNICEF framework to the question of how nutrition would be impacted. Then MQSUN+ began collating emerging […]

November 13, 2020

Taking Stock of the SUN Budget Analysis Exercise, 2012-2020

Since the creation of the SUN Movement, one of the greatest successes of its member countries has been to bring together different stakeholders, at the national level, to assess nutrition-related disbursements in the name of trust and for the sake of transparency. Tracking finances for nutrition is essential because the regular review of financial data […]

November 9, 2020

Linking Humanitarian and Development Actions: Considerations for developing multisectoral nutrition plans

Addressing malnutrition during crises requires humanitarian and development workstreams to act together to prevent deterioration of the nutrition situation whilst simultaneously strengthening countries capacity to address the underlying causes of malnutrition in an effective and sustainable manner. Under this context, humanitarian actions are specified as those that are designed to relieve suffering in the short […]

November 2, 2020

MULTISECTORAL PLANNING FOR NUTRITION: Developing an Indicator Matrix for Nutrition

Multisectoral nutrition planning seeks to enable relevant sectors and actors to better coordinate and harmonise their policies and plans around addressing malnutrition. Development of an indicator matrix is vital to the development and monitoring of a responsive and effective multisectoral nutrition plan (MSNP). The indicator matrix template is an illustrative framework for a transparent and […]

October 25, 2020

Nutrition within the Health System: Moving Towards Universal Health Coverage

Universal health coverage is a critical objective for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for health and well-being; partnerships and institutions; and addressing hunger, poverty and inequity. Likewise, the SDGs reinforce universal health coverage (UHC); as countries develop, they will be better able to consistently deliver health care. Attaining UHC means that everyone can access […]

October 23, 2020

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