Budgeting/financing for nutrition

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...

News

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

Photos from the presentations laid on top of the branding for the event

SPRING representatives led sessions on multi-sectoral nutrition programming, anemia, and nutrition budget tracking at the East Africa MSN-GLEE in March, 2016.

Nancy Adero, SPRING Technical Advisor for Anemia & Micronutrients, presents the PBN findings in Kisoro district. She urged districts to identify means of using conditional funds to strengthen funding for nutrition. PHOTO CREDIT: Adera Asasira, SPRING

During three dissemination events, SPRING released the much-awaited results from the PBN study in Uganda.

Photo from the consultation

SPRING, R4D, the SUN Secretariat, and other partners develop guidance on budget and expenditure tracking and analysis methodologies.

Briefs

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
Learning from the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan Implementation in Kisoro and Lira Districts

In Lira and Kisoro districts, as with the national Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) study, we used qualitative, budget, and secondary survey data to ask how nutrition prioritization...

Location: Uganda
Report on Nutrition Financing in Kisoro District Uganda

With support from SPRING, Deutshe Stiftung Weltbevoloelkerung (DSW) prepared this district budget analysis for the “Pathways to Better Nutrition” (PBN) case study to generate evidence on...

Location: Uganda
Report on Nutrition Financing in Lira District Uganda

With support from SPRING, Deutshe Stiftung Weltbevoloelkerung (DSW) prepared this district budget analysis for the “Pathways to Better Nutrition” (PBN) case study to generate evidence on...

Location: Uganda
ummary of Findings on Nutrition Financing in Kisoro and Lira Districts,Uganda front page

This brief highlights work undertaken in Lira and Kisoro to estimate the amount of funding going toward nutrition‐related activities across funders and sectors during the study period. The...

Location: Uganda
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
Screen capture from the Pathways to Better Nutrition Qualitative Methods - Uganda Annex

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: Uganda
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
SPRING budget analysis graphic

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: Uganda
Factors Affecting Nutrition around Nepal

This set of quantitative snapshots acts as a complement to the qualitative and financial analysis being conducted as part of SPRING’s “Pathways to Better Nutrition” Case Study Series, with...

Location: Nepal
Nepal Strategic Background Report

This background paper outlines the scope of the PBN Case Study, provides the rationale for Nepal as a study subject, describes the policy and nutrition context of the country, and...

Location: Nepal
The Continuum of Scale-Up

This brief is the first in a series of "interim" technical briefs, culminating in a final two-year study report in 2015. It focuses on findings from SPRING's baseline interviews with key...

Location: Uganda
Factors Affecting Nutrition around Uganda

This set of quantitative snapshots acts as a complement to the qualitative and financial analysis being conducted as part of SPRING’s “Pathways to Better Nutrition” Case Study Series, with...

Location: Uganda

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...

From Policy to Practice: Learning from the Multi-sectoral Uganda Nutrition Action Plan Implementation in Kisoro District

Taking a multi-sectoral approach to the reduction of undernutrition in Uganda, the government has established district (lower-level) platforms that will ensure effectiveness in implementing...

Infographics

Developing Sustainable Nutrition Financing Systems: The Role of Budget Analysis

This graphic depicts steps for tracking financial support for nutrition in low- and middle-income countries.

Series

The budget cycle

SPRING has developed an easy-to-use tool for nutrition stakeholders to learn where the funding is, understand existing resource gaps, and advocate for adequate budgets.

Activities

Pathways to better nutrition icon with arrows

A multi-sectoral approach is often thought to be the most effective way to address undernutrition. However, questions remain about the best ways to move from good nutrition policy to...

Graph of donor funding

Financing is a key piece of any effort to improve nutrition at scale. In its recently-released Nutrition Strategy (link is external), USAID highlights the importance of financial systems,...

Videos

Bar graph with dollar signs above it

Why does financing matter to improving nutrition outcomes? This crucial information can be used to improve planning, advocacy efforts, and implementation of nutrition activities. Watch this...

Technical Areas

SPRING recognizes the key role adequate financing plays in any effort to improve nutrition at scale. In line with other efforts to identify and track nutrition spending, SPRING has...

Events

Pages

Resource Review Summaries

The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, represents a new beginning in the global effort to stabilize the climate before it is too late. It recognizes the importance of food security...

In order to achieve four out of the six Sustainable Development Goals, an additional $7 billion each year is needed on top of current levels of spending. ACTION’s scorecard provides a...

SPRING's PBN case studies provide new evidence of the importance of good nutrition to both human and economic development and the critical role good governance and policy play in creating...

The purpose of the U.S. Government Global Nutrition Coordination Plan is to strengthen the impact of the many diverse nutrition investments across the U.S. Government through better...

Emphasizing child undernutrition’s effects on social and economic productivity, this report illustrates consequences of child undernutrition and outlines recommendations to improve...

This study examines the relationship between the price of maize and low birth weight to help quantify the impact of local food prices on one outcome of household food insecurity. The...

Agriculture is often viewed as a predominantly economic activity. But in the 1960’s and 1970’s, concerns about food shortages and growing populations led to an increased focus among...

Since 2009, Opportunity International has disbursed more than 164,000 agricultural loans and opened more than 618,000 rural savings accounts across Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana, and...

This paper provides an initial opportunity to delve into the consolidated Household Economy Analysis (HEA) and Cost of the Diet (CoD) databases in an attempt address four key policy and...