3rd NIPN capacity building workshop held in Laos

The third NIPN operational capacity building workshop was organised by the GSF on April 3-5 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. This three-day workshop focused on the first two steps of the NIPN operational cycle: how to formulate nutrition-related policy-relevant questions and how and what data to analyse to answer those questions. Other related issues were also discussed such as data quality, data management, capacity development needs, etc. The attendance was high with more than 30 stakeholders from national institutions hosting the NIPN (Centre for Policy Development Research, National Institute for Economic Research, Lao Bureau of Statistics), ministries (of Planning, Health, Agriculture & Forestry, Education & Sports) and from UNICEF, which is providing technical assistance to the national organisations.