Key elements to consider

This guidance note is the summary of a report, based on a review of the literature, on interviews with key informants, and on the analysis of a range of information products in the field of nutrition. The report identifies the best practices to apply when producing any materials, in order to ensure that outputs are seen, understood by, and hopefully acted upon, by their intended audience. We strongly recommend that the full report is downloaded and read by the communication officer in charge.

The following web-pages summarise the following points:

  • Identify the specific policy need, the main audience and clarify the problem
  • Capture people’s attention
  • Present clear, actionable recommendations
  • Build your credibility
  • Take care of the design and presentation
  • Share your messages

The full report can be downloaded here:
Pittore K, Meeker J, Barker T. Practical considerations for communicating evidence to policy makers: identifying best practices for conveying research findings. Montpellier, France: Agropolis International, Global Support Facility for the National Information Platforms for Nutrition initiative. 2017.