ORIE research on WINNN consisted of operations research, a mixed-methods impact evaluation, economic evaluation, and gender analysis which were conducted over a period of five years. This report integrates findings from this research to provide a high-level summary of WINNN’s achievements along with an overview of the key messages and recommendations that emerge from research findings.
The WINNN programme improved mother’s attendance at Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Week (MNCHW) events and mother’s IYCF knowledge and practices but had no impact on anthropometric indicators. The research finds that WINNN was well-aligned with government priorities and that government planning, coordination and forecasting improved during the course of the programme. In terms of efficiency, the CMAM and IYCF components of the programme are found to very cost-effective relative to international standards. While WINNN contributed to an increase in political commitment and funding for nutrition initiatives in Nigeria, funding levels are still not sufficient to meet necessary scale-up targets.
A summary of the report is available here.
Suggested citation: Hansford, F., Visram, A., Jones, E., Ward, P. (2017), ‘Integrated Evaluation Report of the WINNN Programme: Operations Research and Impact Evaluation’, Oxford Policy Management, Oxford, UK