Nepal

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Briefs

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Working in 13 countries from 2012 to 2018, the SPRING project supported policy processes across social and behavior change communication (SBCC), anemia prevention, food fortification and...

Two Nepali women sit cross-legged on a bench outside what looks like a clinic. One woman holds a roughly 6 month old baby in her lap.

Helen Keller International (HKI) and SPRING presented the DATA tool to the MSNP stakeholders and demonstrated its usefulness for anemia programming in the Kapilvastu district. This report...

Location: Nepal
Pathways to Better Nutrition Case Study Evidence Series

This brief is part a series of "interim" technical briefs, culminating in a final two-year study report in 2016. In this technical brief, we review some of the global guidance countries can...

Location: Uganda, Nepal
Learning from Nepal's Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Plan Implementation in Three Priority Districts

As part of the national Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) study in Nepal (2014–2016), SPRING selected three “case” districts out of the original six Multi-sectoral Nutrition Plan (MSNP)...

Location: Nepal
Adapting National Nutrition Action Plans to the Subnational Context: The Case of Nepal

This technical brief begins with a background on the study and goes on to discuss the case of Nepal’s multi-sector nutrition plan. It then describes the global guidance for adapting...

Location: Nepal
For the Long Haul: Financing Sustained Commitment to Nutrition

This brief is part a series of "interim" technical briefs, culminating in a final two-year study report in 2016. In this technical brief, we review some of the global guidance countries can...

Location: Uganda, Nepal
Annex: SPRING Pathways to Better Nutrition Qualitative Methods - Nepal

SPRING has adapted guidance from several sources to develop a methodology for extracting nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive funding data from donor and government budget documents....

Location: Nepal
Summary of SPRING’s Budget Methodology

SPRING has adapted guidance from several sources to develop a methodology for extracting nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive funding data from donor and government budget documents....

Location: Nepal

Videos

Discussing district data at the DATA training of trainers

The video features the implementation of DATA in Nepal and Uganda, focusing on local leaders and stakeholders who participated in DATA district-level workshops and national training of...

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector
Location: Ghana, Uganda, Nepal
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SPRING’s Pathways to Better Nutrition Case Studies provide new evidence to help countries understand how nutrition-related activities are prioritized and funded, focusing on the effect that...

Journal Articles

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USAID’s SPRING project has developed an approach that countries can use to bridge the gap between primary data collection and developing more routine systems. In this article, challenges...

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SPRING Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) case studies documented successes and challenges in implementing NNAPs in Nepal and Uganda at national and sub-national level. A longitudinal,...

Measuring Nutrition Governance: An Analysis of Commitment, Capability, and Collaboration in Nepal Thumbnail

Background: Global commitments to nutrition have supported calls for better evidence to support effective investments at national level.

Prioritizing and Funding Nepal's Multisector Nutrition Plan Article Thumbnail

Background: Nepal has a long tradition of designing good multisectoral nutrition policy. However, success of policy implementation has varied.

Keywords: Multi-sector, Policy
Location: Nepal
Implementing Multisector Nutrition Programs in Ethiopia and Nepal: Challenges and Opportunities From a Stakeholder Perspective Article Thumbnail

Effective governance is essential for effective nutrition program implementation. There are additional challenges in launching multisector plans to enhance nutritional status. The present...

Keywords: Multi-sector
Location: Ethiopia, Nepal
Optimizing the Multisectoral Nutrition Policy Cycle: A Systems Perspective Thumbnail

Based on the data collected in Uganda, Nepal, and Ethiopia, the papers included in this supplement fill a critical gap in evidence regarding multisectoral National Nutrition Action Plans....

News

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SPRING shared findings and recommendations at the 2017 International Health Economics Association World Congress in Boston on how to ensure nutrition policy translates to financing and...

Workshop attendees

SPRING’s Danya Sarkar and Denish Moorthy traveled to Nepal to support country partners using DATA for decision making.

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector
Location: Nepal
Amanda Pomeroy-Stevens (SPRING) presents the final results from the Pathways to Better Nutrition Case Studies in DC July 28th, alongside Ssansa Mugenyi (Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda) and Madhu Kumar Marasini (National Planning Commission, Nepal).

At this event, global experts detailed how stakeholders can use this research to advocate for nutrition policies and funding.

Madhukar B. Shrestha presents the results of the PBN study in Nepal

The PBN case study provides insights into funding processes for nutrition and engages key stakeholders to use data for decision-making in Nepal.

PBN Nepal team member Madhukar B. Shrestha presents final district findings in Achham

SPRING held three district-level dissemination events in Nepal to present results from the “Pathways to Better Nutrition" (PBN) Case Study

Series

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In collaboration with the USAID-funded Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project, SPRING has gathered data around key nutrition responsibilities for CHW in 9 countries that can be...

Pathways to Better Nutrition Case Study Series thumbnail

SPRING’s Pathways to Better Nutrition Case Studies provide new evidence to help countries understand how nutrition-related activities are prioritized and funded, focusing on the effect that...

Job Aids and Tools

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In collaboration with the USAID-funded Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project, SPRING has gathered data around key nutrition responsibilities for CHW in 9 countries that can be...

Location: Nepal
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The District Assessment Tool for Anemia (DATA) is a generic toolkit that helps districts assess their cur­rent anemia situation. SPRING developed DATA to assist countries in strengthening...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Ghana, Nepal, Uganda

Reports

Pathways to Better Nutrition: Nepal Case Study thumbnail

Nepal’s Multi-sector Plan of Action for Nutrition, 2013-2017 (MSNP) provides a unique opportunity to understand how nutrition policy is translated into action. SPRING’s two-year Pathways to...

Galleries

SPRING’s Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) Nepal case study team and HKI Nepal staff who helped support the study gathered at the final national dissemination event, held in Kathmandu on April 20th 2016

SPRING held three district- and one national-level dissemination events in Nepal to present final results from the Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) Case Study, which focused on Nepal’s...

Posters

Estimating Country-Level Nutrition Investments: Global Implications of a Two-Country Study

he results of the PBN study found that, in both countries, the national plan has played an important role in increasing knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors related to planning and...

National Anemia Profiles

Nepal anemia profile

SPRING has developed a series of 25 National Anemia Profiles, which provide country-specific information on the causes and burden of anemia, the policy environment, and program indicators.

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Nepal

Pages

Resource Review Summaries

This synthesis document accompanies three case studies carried out by ENN in 2017 in Senegal, Nepal, and Kenya to document nutrition-sensitive and multi-sector program experiences with a...

This brief, developed by SPRING, describes country-led efforts to coordinate and implement anemia prevention and control, offering lessons learned to help other countries design the best...

The authors perform a qualitative study of changing food habits in Humla, Nepal, based on outside factors like access to markets and work-for-food programs. They find that while a new road...

Keywords: Agriculture, Food security
Location: Nepal

An enhanced homestead food production (EHFP) program for mothers and children in Nepal resulted in lower rates of anemia at follow-up, compared to those who did not receive the...

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector
Location: Nepal

The effects of delayed umbilical cord clamping, compared to early clamping, on iron stores and anemia status in high-risk infants were studied in a randomized control trial in Nepal. The...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Nepal

A 4-year longitudinal investigation reveals that a Heifer International intervention in Nepal was associated with significantly improved child anthropometry (related to the duration of...

This study compared models of the most nutritious version of a commonly consumed diet given locally available foods (“common diet”) in 3 agroecological zones of Nepal with the least...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Nepal

This year’s symposium focused on approaches to improving agricultural production, nutrition governance, the role of home food production on consumption, influences of mycotoxins on food...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Nepal

This study examined predictors of both initial and repeat micronutrient powder (MNP) coverage by comparing two delivery models piloted in rural Nepal: distributing MNPs by female community...

Keywords: Anemia, Micronutrient
Location: Nepal

This article profiles an FAO-led project designed to improve food security and nutritional status and decrease aid dependency in households in mid-western Nepal. The project focuses on...

Keywords: Food security
Location: Nepal

This Ag Sector Council event featured an update on a range of scientific advances that will directly impact the future of global rice supplies and the sustainability of intensive rice...

Location: Nepal, India, Bangladesh

This series of eight country case studies (Brazil, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Thailand) synthesizes and analyzes national policies in the area of...

This seminar featured representatives from two Feed the Future Innovation Labs discussing the mechanisms through which their research is being implemented. R. Muniappan of the Integrated...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Nepal

This paper examines the association between food insecurity and nutritional status of children and married women in Nepal using DHS data. There is a significant association between food...

Keywords: Food security, Malnutrition
Location: Nepal

Access event resources from the second SPRING, TOPS, and USAID webinar in a three-part series, Women's Empowerment and Men's Engagement: How a Focus on Gender Can Support Agriculture and...

See all resources from the 2014 Feed the Future Innovation Lab Council Partners Workshop, held March 10-11 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Workshop centered on the theme of “Scaling Up...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Nepal

Drawing on household survey data from Nepal, this paper investigates the impact of women’s empowerment in agriculture and production diversity on dietary diversity and anthropometric...