The Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) Case Studies take an innovative approach to documenting the influence of multi-sectoral national nutrition action plans (NNAPs), as shown in figure (right), at the national level and in a few case districts. Qualitative data were collected primarily through periodic in-depth interviews and from news content analysis conducted on a weekly basis. Publicly available budget data were also analyzed on an annual basis. Data were collected from stakeholders representing the government, donors, UN groups, the private sector, academia, and civil society. This provided a 360 degree view of the changes in perceptions, events, and funding related to nutrition and the NNAP in each context.
Our research was done in partnership with the nutrition secretariats in Uganda and Nepal. Both countries have developed truly multi-sectoral NNAPs and are actively implementing these plans. Because our country-driven research takes place over multiple years, we provide a rare time-series view of changes in planning processes and funding mechanisms for nutrition. Evidence from these studies can be used by each country to determine best practices, identify barriers, and enhance monitoring and evaluation.
Pathways to Better Nutrition - Final Findings: Parsa (PDF 1.4 MB)
"Funding the Cause" (PDF, 2.4 MB)