Stories of Change in Nutrition: A Tool Pool

48 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2016

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Stuart Gillespie

A member of the CGIAR Consortium - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Mara van den Bold

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: December 25, 2015

Abstract

This paper — which draws on inputs to, and discussions at, a methods development workshop — highlights the various concepts, methods, and tools that SoC researchers are considering to measure nutrition-relevant change in their respective countries. The focus is on nutrition-relevant policy and practice. These tools apply to 11 subthemes, which are to some extent sequential within policy/programming cycles: (1) assessing the nutrition problem, (2) stakeholder and institutional analysis/mapping, (3) understanding enabling environments for nutrition, (4) agenda setting and political commitment for nutrition, (5) policy formulation and policy processes, (6) multisectoral coordination, (7) implementation and vertical coherence, (8) scaling up, (9) assessing capacity, (10) assessing finance, and (11) monitoring, evaluation, and accountability. Examining these various methods and tools together allows for a holistic consideration of the processes that — while challenging to document and measure — play a key role in improving nutrition-relevant policy and practice, which, in turn, drives national achievement in reducing malnutrition.

Keywords: nutrition; nutrition policies; scaling up; program implementation; stories of change; commitment; Net-Map

Suggested Citation

Gillespie, Stuart and van den Bold, Mara, Stories of Change in Nutrition: A Tool Pool (December 25, 2015). IFPRI Discussion Paper 1494, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2741912 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2741912

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