Activity A: Preparation of a consultative workshop (1/7)
The key activity in Step 2 is to convene a consultative workshop with sectoral government counterparts and non-government stakeholders with the following objectives:
- To formulate and prioritise a set of policy questions, based on questions identified in Step 1.
- To develop the capacity of sectoral government counterparts and non-government stakeholders in policy question formulation (especially important during the first cycle of question formulation).
- To enhance dialogue and build common expectations amongst key nutrition stakeholders.
There are a number of important points to take into account in the agenda setting and invitation to participants in this workshop:
- Who will facilitate and who will participate in the workshop?
- Setting the agenda of the workshop including:
- Relevant framing of the workshop
- Creating a common understanding
- Which questions and data analyses best lend themselves to the NIPN approach?
- Adopting an impact pathway approach to formulate relevant questions
- Characteristics of well-formulated policy questions
- Preparing relevant and concrete country examples
The matrix on key opportunities for influencing policy, programming and investment decisions (output of Step 1, see section 2.2) will be used as a main input for the workshop. Also the NIPN sub-national nutrition dashboard (see section 3.2) could serve as an entry point for discussion and further policy-relevant question formulation.
A priority list of well-formulated policy-relevant questions.
Based on the needs, priorities and time frame of decision makers identified in Step 1, it is important, once having formulated the questions, to agree on the final set of questions. The NIPN team will then finalise these questions, looking at the technical feasibility of answering them (Step 3, see section 2.4).