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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 […]

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 as Part of the Health System

This guide aims to provide governments, implementers and donors with evidence-based guidance for ensuring adequate inclusion of nutrition as part of the health sector. It addresses these questions: (1) Why is nutrition integral to health? (2) What is the evidence base? (3) What does this mean for decision makers and implementers? and 4) What tools […]

October 23, 2020

MULTISECTORAL PLANNING FOR NUTRITION: Mapping Stakeholders for Nutrition

It is important to understand who the current or potential nutrition stakeholders are and their priorities to get a broad picture of countries’ nutrition landscapes and engage stakeholders early in the process of scaling up nutrition. It will also help ensure that important issues, such as gender and disability, are included in discussions from the […]

MULTISECTORAL PLANNING FOR NUTRITION: Conducting Stakeholder Consultations for Nutrition

As part of stakeholder engagement and multisectoral nutrition plan (MSNP)/common results framework (CRF) planning, it is important to consult with all nutrition stakeholders identified through the stakeholder mapping exercise. This will likely include the SUN Focal Point, the SUN multi-stakeholder platform, SUN networks, representatives of different government sectors and ministries, subnational/district government representatives, United Nations […]

MULTISECTORAL PLANNING FOR NUTRITION: Assessing Country Capacity to Address Malnutrition

To ensure the success of a MSNP, it is paramount that a country has the capacity to work in a multisectoral manner around nutrition, measured by the nutrition knowledge, understanding, awareness, technical ability, management skills and adequacy of both human and financial resources. An understanding of a country’s existing nutrition capacity and current gaps, as […]

MULTISECTORAL PLANNING FOR NUTRITION: Conducting a Policy Framework Mapping and Analysis

In order to lay the landscape for developing a multisectoral plan to improve nutrition, an in-depth examination of the existing level of nutrition-related engagement and policy in a given country must be conducted. This policy framework mapping and analysis tool provides guidance and related templates for conducting an analysis of existing policies as they relate […]

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