This guidance note focuses on the basic requirements for effective multisectoral planning towards common nutrition results. The process involves determining common pathways for sectoral strategies and aligning sectoral plans to nutrition targets. This note is meant to serve as a reference for countries engaged in developing multisectoral plans. It is not a blueprint to be followed step by step, rather it highlights key aspects to consider in starting the process based on the experiences of the Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition (MQSUN). It is important to note that the terminology may differ from country to country. Each country may take a different approach and should build on its strengths and the systems already in place.