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Multi-sectoral nutrition programming: exploring impact

This is a summary of a Field Exchange report summary that was included in issue 67. The original article summarised the following report: Ogada E, Bahwere P, Lelijveld N, Sessions N, Desplats G & Khara T (2021) Multi-sectoral nutrition programming – exploring impact. ENN, Oxford, UK. Available at: https://www.ennonline.net/mspexploringimpact

A greater understanding of how to monitor and evaluate the impact of multi-sector nutrition programmes (MSNPs) is needed, ensuring that:

- MSNPs are embedded in government structures and are implemented in a more coordinated way

- More guidance on effective and standardised MSNP evaluations is available, alongside better funding to support quality, large-scale evaluations

- Secondary nutrition outcomes are incorporated to allow for more realistic assessment of programme impact beyond stunting

Background

Multi-sector nutrition programmes (MSNPs) are increasingly emphasised as important strategies to prevent and tackle malnutrition. However, greater understanding of how to monitor and evaluate their impact is needed. This report presents findings from a systematic search of available evidence documenting the type and quality of monitoring and evaluation systems to measure the impact of MSNPs.

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Ogada E, Bahwere P, Lelijveld N, Sessions N, Desplats G & Khara T (). Multi-sectoral nutrition programming: exploring impact. FEX 67 Digest, May 2022. www.ennonline.net/fexdigest/67/multisectoralprogramming

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