Global publications

  • 18 October 2022

    Aligning with food and nutrition security priorities

    This case study shares experiences and lessons learned about NIPN’s integration into Ethiopia’s multisectoral, multistakeholder mechanisms for nutrition. The project applied a comprehensive and inclusive approach. To which extent did this approach enhance the multisectoral food security and nutrition coordination? The case study aims to provide guidance to other NIPN countries on how to better align NIPN activities for the benefit of national nutrition plan and programme implementation. The report can be downloaded HERE.

  • 22 July 2022

    NIPN Capacity Development Mapping Exercise

    Capacity development is a key focus area for C4N-NIPN Global Coordination. This stock-taking exercise identified a broad range of capacity development activities across the NIPNs, including topics such as training on data analysis and data quality, formulation of policy questions, basics of nutrition and leadership skills. The exercise also revealed capacity-strengthening needs in a number of areas, including: ensuring data quality standards, tools and expertise for the process of verifying data quality, generating policy questions, defining knowledge gaps and areas of focus for statisticians and data analysts and in packaging data for use in decision-making. The full report is available HERE.

  • 29 April 2022

    Implementing decentralised information platforms in Guatemala

    This case study describes and reflects on the process of establishing an information platform for food and nutrition security at local level in Momostenango, Guatemala. Internationally there is increasing interest in understanding how decentralised public administrations and other stakeholders can engage in and make use of data and information for better nutrition results. Decentralised information platforms for nutrition are still rare and the Momostenango platform, which resulted in establishment of six more local information platforms for nutrition, is one of few one of few examples that can be studied in detail. The report can be accessed HERE.

  • 25 October 2021

    N4G summit: shaping commitments to improve nutrition

    The Nutrition Data Partner Group has released a brief aiming at advising governments, donors and development partners on the formulation of data-specific commitment for the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit which will take place in Tokyo at the end of the year, 7-8 December. Sample commitments that can be adapted to country contexts can also be found in the short paper: “investing in information platforms at central or decentralized level to support decision making” is one of them. The full document can be accessed HERE.

  • 28 June 2021

    Lessons learned from NIPN phase I: Designing effective multisectoral nutrition collaboration

    This report provides insights and lessons learned from the design, set-up and early implementation of highly complex multisectoral collaboration of NIPNs in nine different country and institutional contexts. Effective evidence-based multisectoral policy dialogue can be achieved through realising the collaborative advantage. The brief outlines in detail lessons learnt for the design and set-up of platforms to help overcome challenges, in particular it highlights conditions for successful collaboration: leadership, alignment of objectives, roles and responsibilities, equal power balance and adequate capacities