NIPN scope

NIPN is unique in bringing together and valuing multiple data sources from the different sectors that influence nutrition: health, agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene, social protection and education among others.

The focus of NIPN analyses is to make better use of under-utilized national and sub-national data to track: progress and regional disparities in nutrition outcomes and determinants; coverage of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions and programmes; as well as investments in these programmes. Such analyses is critical for taking decisions relating to policy, and how to prioritise investments.

Though primarily driven by national demand, the NIPN will not be able to answer all policy questions. Broad questions need to be broken down into more specific questions that can be answered by the NIPN taking into account the data that are available and their quality.

For questions requiring more complex analysis or additional data collection (such as causal analyses, impact evaluation or cost-effectiveness analyses), the scientific literature can be reviewed to assess existing evidence or the question can be referred to a research body.

Examples of policy questions

Within NIPN scope:

- Has undernutrition improved equally in all districts over the past 10 years ?
- Are IYCF interventions reaching the most vulnerable populations?
- Are investments made in the right nutrition-specific interventions, in the right place?
- Which interventions needs to be scaled up to increase impact on mortality/stunting reduction (LIST)?

Out of NIPN scope:

- Which intervention is more effective in reducing stunting: intervention X or intervention Y?
- How much have investments in nutrition-sensitive interventions contributed to stunting reduction?

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Et eodem impetu Domitianum praecipitem per scalas

Et interdum acciderat, ut siquid in penetrali

Soleo saepe ante oculos ponere, idque libenter

Iam in altera philosophiae parte. quae est

In his tractibus navigerum nusquam visitur flumen
Nihil morati post haec militares avidi saepe
Et quoniam apud eos ut in capite mundi morborum
Alios autem dicere aiunt multo etiam inhumanius
Nihil morati post haec militares avidi saepe

  1. Cum autem commodis intervallata temporibus
  2. Ob haec et huius modi multa, quae cernebantur in
  3. Nunc vero inanes flatus quorundam vile esse
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  • Et quia Mesopotamiae tractus omnes crebro
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