Country publications

  • Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis on Stunting among children under 5 years, Lao PDR

    This analysis uses the UNICEF Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis toolbox to describe and unpack the situation of multidimensional child poverty in Lao PDR, with a focus on nutritional status and stunting among children under 5 years, with sensitivity to children’s lifecycle and contextualized needs and rights. The report shows that at both national and provincial levels, every stunted child in Lao PDR is also deprived in three or more areas of well-being, emphasizing the high correlation between stunting and multidimensional poverty in the country and suggesting that reducing stunting can be only achieved with the reduction of multidimensional poverty.

  • Etat des lieux sur les systèmes d’information et les données disponibles pour la nutrition au Niger

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    Ce rapport présente un état des lieux sur les systèmes d’information et les données disponibles pour la nutrition au Niger. Ce travail a permis d’identifier les forces et les faiblesses des différents systèmes et d’émettre des recommandations pour améliorer la situation. Il a aussi permis de déterminer une liste d’indicateurs-clés, déjà collectés par les différentes organisations, pour le suivi et l’évaluation de la Politique Nationale de Sécurité Nutritionnelle.

  • (Sub) National Nutrition Profile in Lao PDR

    This multisectoral profile presents a visual nutrition situation analysis, which highlights key issues to tackle, and shows the diversity of situations at the provincial level. The indicators included in the 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. The profile has been developed by the Centre for Development Policy Research of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Lao PDR and UNICEF

  • 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.


    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.


    This report presents the platform’s methodological choices to answer question N°1 "How have the determinants that explain the high and persistent prevalence of chronic malnutrition in children under five (5) years old in Niger evolved? »
    This report details :
    - The development of the analytical framework plan
    - Identification of available data
    - The selection of indicators and their definition
    - The choice of analytical methods
    - Difficulties encountered, weaknesses and opportunities.


    This report focuses on trends in chronic malnutrition in children under five (5) years of age and its determinants at the regional level. Levels of chronic malnutrition in children under five (5) years of age differ from one region to another, as do the combination of factors inherent in malnutrition
    The implementation of the recommendations arising from this analysis helps to fuel public debate on social, economic or demographic issues and reminds us that nutrition is multisectoral. Understanding this information is essential in the process of orienting public policies and development.

  • Catalogue of main sources of nutrition data in Burkina Faso

    This document presents the fruit of the work between INSD and the Technical Secretariat for Food and Nutrition (STAN) to identify & list multisectoral data sources useful for nutrition.
    It presents a table of the main information systems, the types of data available, their accessibility and the frequency of collection.

  • Opening the policy space: the dynamics of nutrition policy making in Bangladesh

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    Based on a combination of a desk review, key informant interviews and content analysis, the authors provide a historical overview of the process of nutrition policy development in Bangladesh and analyse the process by which the current National Nutrition Policy has been developed, formulated and adopted.

  • Inspiring the shift from nutrition policy to implementation: how existing data can support nutrition decision-making in Guatemala

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    This document is a synthesis in English of a more comprehensive report in Spanish, from an analysis of progress in implementing multisectoral stunting reduction strategies in Guatemala, and more specifically with regard to the budget allocation to nutrition over the past 12 years.

  • Evolución de las estrategias de reducción de la desnutrición crónica en Guatemala

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    Este estudio analiza - a base de datos cuantitativos ya disponible y de insumos cualitativos - los progresos de Guatemala para reducir la desnutrición crónica en relación con el cambio de enfoque de la ENPDC en contra de la evolución de las diferentes estrategias de nutrición multisectoriales, durante la última década.

  • Diagnostic des systèmes d’information et de suivi et évaluation en Côte d’Ivoire

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    Cette étude a visé à établir un diagnostic des systèmes d’information et de suivi-évaluation sectoriels déjà existants en Côte d’Ivoire, leurs forces et leurs faiblesses et leur potentiel – notamment en termes de disponibilité, accessibilité et qualité d’indicateurs clés.

  • Etude des déterminants des politiques en matière de nutrition au Niger

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    L’objectif général de cette étude était d’analyser les déterminants des politiques en matière de nutrition au Niger, c’est-à-dire comprendre les liens entre la politique multisectorielle de nutrition et les politiques sectorielles et les liens avec les évidences et analyses qui sous-tendent ces politiques.

  • A review of policies for improving human nutrition in Uganda and the use of evidence for making policy

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    This study shows that some robust administrative procedures for policy making, planning, budgeting and implementation are in place. But it also reveals that even if a large body of information related to the nutritional status of the Ugandan population is available, it may not necessarily meet the needs for information of decision makers or be easily accessible.

  • Assessment of information systems of interest for nutrition

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    The GSF has commissioned a series of assessments of information systems of interest for nutrition in several NIPN countries. The assessment included the creation of a questionnaire; the pre-populating of the questionnaire with available country-specific information; interviews with main stakeholders; a thorough investigation of open access/publicly available information and the compilation of a report. The reports are now published for Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Lao PDR, Niger, Uganda.

  • NUTRITION DATA CARTOGRAPHY: Case studies and lessons learned.

    This concept paper presents the lessons learned by the NIPN in Burkina Faso during the difficult task of mapping nutrition data.
    It concisely presents the challenges encountered in identifying different data sources, collaborating with multiple partners, and accessing and disseminating micro-data.

  • Capacity Need Assessment for Nutrition Data Analysis in Lao PDR

    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.

  • 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.

  • Capacity Needs Assessment (CNA) Report and CNA Tools

    This CNA framework has been tailored to the capacity needs of the NIPN in Ethiopia. The points of entry for the assessment were the system, organizational, and individual levels and the targeted core areas were data collection, monitoring and evaluation; strategic policy research; and data and knowledge management and sharing. Each of these require specific technical and functional capacities, such as linkages with policy dialogue, human, financial and physical resources, and coordination.

  • NIPN Communication Strategy

    This Communication Strategy aims to bridge effective communication among researchers, decisions makers, implementers and the general public. It identifies the relevant communication challenges, maps out the NIPN activities which require communication, links those activities to specific audiences, defines the key messages and proposes the different communication channels for each audience.

  • Niger sustainability study report

    The Niger NIPN team conducted a sustainability study to assess the integration of NIPN into the national strategic and financial programming documents. The study found that institutionalisation is a key element to the sustainability of the NIPN platform, which needs to translate into national budgets and state funding. Although conditions currently exist for technical and financial internalisation, the study recommended to emphasise support to operational conditions to ensure the transfer of responsibility in NIPN Phase II.

    EN version here

    FR version here