NIPN core principles

The NIPN core principles are embedded within the four elements of the NIPN approach.
- NIPN is country-owned. It strengthens systemic, organizational and individual capacity and is rooted within existing national institutions and systems for nutrition.
- NIPN is country-driven. It is led by government nutrition policy questions.
- NIPN uses existing data from multi-sectoral sources for sub-national level analysis. It improves the accessibility of nutrition-relevant data from multiple datasets but does not collect new data.
- NIPN communicates clear and actionable messages in a timely manner to influence policy makers. It tells a story that traces the impact pathway from inputs (investments, capacity) to nutrition outcomes.
The core principles are illustrated in the animated visual below.