Although there is a consensus regarding the need to invest in nutrition-sensitive programs, the current global evidence base regarding the nutritional impacts of nutrition-sensitive programs is generally limited. This chapter provides guidance on evidence-based design on such multi-sectoral programs and aims to clarify challenges that have prevented evaluations of such programs in the past. The authors suggest that the evidence gap will be filled more quickly using this guidance and that future investments will benefit from a strong body of evidence regarding effective approaches to improving nutrition and their costs.
Olney, D., Leroy, J., Ruel, M. Nutrition and Health in a Developing World (February 2017). Part VI, pp. 603-624.