Country publications

  • 1 July 2020

    Fine-tuning NIPN policy questions: A guideline for rapid literature reviews

    The Rapid Literature Review Guideline describes the steps the NIPN team in Ethiopia undertakes to complete a rapid literature review. Such reviews assist with refining of broader policy questions and to assess existing evidence in order to respond to policy questions. The guideline considers lessons learned during a “learning by doing research project” implemented under NIPN in Ethiopia between September 2018 and June 2019 as well as other sources of recommendations for rapid literature reviews.

  • 2 June 2020

    (Sub) National Nutrition Profile in Lao PDR

    The profile presents a visual nutrition situation analysis.
    It highlights key issues to tackle and shows the diversity of situations at the provincial level.
    The indicators included in this dashboard were selected based on the priorities outlined in the National Nutrition Strategy and Plan of Action (NNSPA 2015-2020).
    The profile presents prevalence, trends, mapping of key indicators of the nutrition situation, immediate and underlying determinants, nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions, as well as enabling environment.
    This multisectoral profile has been developed by the Centre for Development Policy Research of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Lao PDR and UNICEF

  • 2 June 2020

    Nutrition data mapping in Lao PDR

    This study done in collaboration with the National Nutrition Centre identified nutrition related data and indicators collected by Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Lao Statistics Bureau.
    For each of the 233 nutrition specific and 1,308 nutrition sensitive indicators identified, the study reports on availability, definitions, sources, periodicity of collection and administrative level. The nutrition specific and sensitive indicators were selected jointly by Data Analysis Unit and National Nutrition Centre. The latter developed criteria and led the selection process.
    The results will be used for planning the nutrition related analysis in Lao PDR.

  • 2 June 2020

    Capacity Need Assessment for Nutrition Data Analysis in Lao PDR

    Here-The capacity building of government staff to analyse data, interpret analysis and report findings is a key component of the NIPN initiative.

    This report identified through a participatory process:
    - the existing capacity,
    - the desired capacity
    - the gap between both of them

    The Capacity need assessment shall feed the development of Capacity Development Plan system strengthening to improve national nutrition monitoring, evaluation, research and policy decision making process.

  • 1 June 2020


    This report presents the results of the analysis of the NIPN to the priority question 1 identified :
    "How have the determinants that explain the high and persistent prevalence of chronic malnutrition in children under five (5) years of age in Niger evolved? »
    The analyses and interpretations of the data in this report show that little progress has been made over the last fifteen (15) years in this form of malnutrition, which causes enormous human and economic suffering.

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