Lessons learned inform Nutrition International's technical assistance approach
December 14, 2021
Hidden Hunger, Hidden Progress: A Review of Micronutrient-related Indicators in National Multi-sectoral Results Frameworks From Four SUN Countries
The objective of this poster, presented virtually at the 2020 Micronutrient Forum, is to showcase the key findings of the review specific to the adequacy of micronutrient-related performance indicators in multi-sectoral monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks that accompany recently launched national nutrition action plans. The Lancet nutrition framework was used to map micronutrient-related performance indicators from M&E frameworks from one South Asian and three African Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) countries. The review findings point to the complexities of working with multiple government sectors to scale up actions that address all forms of malnutrition. While these frameworks now include recommended impact indicators of micronutrient status among children and women, they do not provide enough guidance on data collection to inform decisions on how to improve micronutrient-related programmes. The review also concluded that showing how the actions of non-health sectors contribute to improving nutrition outcomes can help build greater awareness and accountability for these actions.