EXERCISE 2: Map out key multi-sectoral policies and plans of action in relation to the undernutrition trend
Present visually the main multi-sectoral policies and plans in relation to the undernutrition trend and consider how the trend evolved during the implementation period.
Do it for the most relevant policies, programmes and/or changes in investment in nutrition that are believed to have occurred in previous years.
The priorities and interests of stakeholders will differ depending on the stage of the policy or plan:
- At formulation stage, the focus will be on the definition of targets, the selection of interventions, the required coverage, etc.
- During implementation, the priorities will be around progress of implementation and probability of reaching targets.
- At evaluation, the focus will be on impact: what worked, what did not.
Each stage represents a strategic opportunity to improve the next one, should the corresponding information be available to decision makers.
The assumption is that if the multi-sectoral policy, plan or programme is well designed, and the interventions are implemented 1) according to planned coverage and 2) with the desired quality, an impact should be seen on the intended outcome.
Visualising the implementation period of the policy, plan or programme in relation to the undernutrition trend will provide an initial idea of the probability of these assumptions being correct.