25 September 2023
C4N-NIPN Global Coordination has commissioned the N4D group to conduct a contribution study to assess the performance of the NIPN initiative and the extent to which its activities have contributed to strengthening the nutrition data environment. The objectives of the contribution study were:
- – to assess the level of achievement of NIPN outputs during phase 1;
- – to understand the extent to which NIPN is contributing to changes (positive or negative) into nutrition data environment in countries;
- – to provide actionable recommendations that inform the future implementation.
The report can be downloaded HERE.
14 April 2023
The NIPN Annual Report presents brief highlights from the work of the NIPN country platforms and NIPN Global Coordination during 2022. Over the year, the NIPN initiative was implemented by eight countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Lao PDR, Niger, and Uganda. The 2022 NIPN Annual Report is available HERE.
14 February 2023
The 2021 Lancet Serie on Nutrition calls for continuing multi-sectoral strategies and for more contextualised strategies to alleviate malnutrition and reach the 2025 targets. To do so, policy makers are in a critical need of contextualised, multi-sectoral and robust information.
In Côte d‘Ivoire, the Government decided to engage with the NIPN initiative to strengthen the monitoring of the National Multisectoral Plan of Action on Nutrition and provide adequate information to policy makers. This case study describes how, concretely, the NIPN platform contributed to improving the M&E of the action plan and the lessons learned along the way. Access the report HERE.
18 October 2022
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
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.