This Operational Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE) Research Summary highlights key findings from a stakeholder mapping carried out to increase understanding of nutrition context, policy and programming in northern Nigeria; map organisations, systems and practices for nutrition knowledge sharing; understand information needs, barriers and opportunities amongst audiences; and inform strategies for research evidence dissemination.
This Operational Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE) Research summary highlights key findings from a Nutrition Commitment Audit (NCA) designed and applied in Nigeria in 2012 in order to examine national and sub-national level factors influencing the country’s commitment to addressing undernutrition.
This paper presents the findings of a nutrition audit for DFID Malawi, which was conducted by MQSUN between June and July 2012. It looks at the extent to which current DFID Malawi programmes and activities already make a contribution to the reduction of undernutrition, the potential for scaling up the existing programmes to contribute to… Read more
This report presents the findings from the Nutrition Audit undertaken by MQSUN from June-July 2012 for the Department for International Development (DFID) Zambia. The objectives for the audit were to: Assess and identify the extent to which DFID Zambia’s current activities and programmes already make a contribution to reduce under-nutrition in Zambia (policy and operations)… Read more
The report first provides an overview of the extent, causes and consequences of undernutrition. The report considers data on anthropometric status of women and children, the extent of micronutrient deficiencies and indicators of nutrition behaviour in Pakistan. This is followed by an overview of guiding principles of the two DFID nutrition strategy papers (2010, 2011),… Read more
A range of nutrition products is increasingly being used to tackle undernutrition, and over the last 10 years the number of products available on the market has multiplied. These include ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs), ready-to-use supplementaryfoods (RUSFs), fortified blended foods (FBFs) and micronutrient powders (MNPs). The aim of this technical report is to provide greater… Read more
The purpose of this Guidance Note is to create some consistency and comparability of monitoring among programmes which deliver, or have the potential to deliver, nutrition outcomes. The goal is to enable DFID to demonstrate that their Nutrition Strategy is achieving its stated aims. The Strategy document sets out four ways of attacking undernutrition, which… Read more