On 30 September 2013, Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition (MQSUN) hosted an event/webinar on Investigating Country Efforts in Scaling Up Nutrition in 20+ Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Countries.
Over the past year, MQSUN has been working closely with the SUN Movement Secretariat on scaling up nutrition efforts in 20+ countries. These activities include: a review of policy, legislation and nutrition plans; the development and implementation of a methodology to disseminate costed plans in a common structure; and the development of a framework to project nationwide scale up efforts and evaluate the impact on specific target populations (e.g., children under five years of age) and national nutrition goals such as reducing stunting or undernutrition.
Dr. Helen Connolly, a senior economist at ICF International, was the costing lead for this project. This PowerPoint presentation outlines the SUN methodology; the results of applying the methodology across 21 SUN countries; the gaps identified through the process; as well as the findings from the nine visited SUN countries, including common issues in implementation, costing and financial mapping for scaling up nutrition.