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COVID-19 within the nutrition analytical framework

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In July 2022, USAID Advancing Nutrition, jointly with UNICEF, USAID, and the World Health Organization, published a comprehensive nutrition and COVID-19 analytical framework (Figure 1) that focuses on the pathways connecting the secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on nutrition outcomes in both children and adults. The framework is well placed to allow policymakers and implementers to better identify and assess potential pathways between the pandemic and nutrition, as well as providing a useful tool for planning policies and interventions. The framework is also practical for identifying data gaps and can serve as a structure to model efforts across multiple pathways.

The analytical framework groups factors into different categories and sub-categories. Five overarching categories organise the model: enabling determinants, underlying determinants, immediate determinants, outcomes, and impact.

A detailed breakdown of the comprehensive analytical framework, as well as an interactive version of the framework which contains expandable tabs, PowerPoint slides, and an Excel file with comprehensive data sources, can all be found at https://www.advancingnutrition.org/resources/covid-19-and-nutrition-analytical-framework

Figure 1: The nutrition and COVID-19 analytical framework

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COVID-19 within the nutrition analytical framework. Field Exchange 68 , November 2022. p9. www.ennonline.net/fex/68/covid19analyticalframework

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