SPRING Presents Lessons Learned from Budget Analysis
On April 16, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Alexis D’Agostino presented on SPRING’s nutrition budget analysis work at Unite for Sight’s Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) in New Haven, Connecticut. Bringing together 2,200 professionals and students from all across the United States and more than 55 countries, the conference is the largest global health and social enterprise conference in the world.
Ms. D’Agostino shared SPRING’s work during a panel entitled “Uncovering Nutrition Funding: Lessons Learned from Budget Analysis,” where she joined colleagues from Results for Development and the World Bank. In her presentation, Ms. D’Agostino presented on the methodology, findings, and lessons learned from the nutrition budget analysis conducted as part of the Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) case studies.
It is widely accepted that improving nutrition outcomes relies on sufficient financial resources to scale up and support high-quality nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programming. However, measurement, analysis, and monitoring of financial resources for nutrition is a complex process. SPRING has worked with partners, including Results for Development, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement, and others to develop a methodology for collecting budget data and analyzing that data to determine how much has been budgeted for and allocated to nutrition-specific and –sensitive actions.
You can find more information on the PBN case studies here.