Nutrition Research in Northern NigeriaORIE big

The Operational Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE) project is an independent component of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) programme which is working to improve the nutritional status of 6.2 million children under five across five states in northern Nigeria: Kebbi, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, and Yobe. ORIE is carrying out research to determine the impact of WINNN and generate important research on key evidence gaps regarding solutions to undernutrition in northern Nigeria.

ORIE is run by a consortium of UK and Nigerian organisations. In the UK: Oxford Policy Management, Institute of Development Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Save the Children UK; in Nigeria: Food Basket Foundation International, University of Ibadan.

For any further information about ORIE please email comms@orie-ng.org.


Evidence Graph of Undernutrition in Northern Nigeria

ORIE nutrition debategraph

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This evidence graph outlines the key findings of a review of literature on the prevalence and determinants of child and maternal undernutrition in northern Nigeria, and direct and indirect interventions to tackle undernutrition, globally and in Nigeria, undertaken in 2012. The aims of the evidence review were to: assess gaps in knowledge; support the design of the WINNN and ORIE programmes; review interventions to address undernutrition in Nigeria and globally; and inform DFID on possible pilots to tackle underlying determinants of childhood stunting in northern Nigeria. The tool utilises a collaborative free-to-access application called Debate Graph to increase the accessibility, availability and linkages between the current evidence base on and for undernutrition in Nigeria.  The tool will be developed, updated and disseminated over the ORIE project cycle and beyond.

ORIE reports

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