Multi-sector

News

SPRING/Senegal Gender Advisor Daba Ndione Beye interacts with training participants.

SPRING/Senegal organized a workshop for representatives of partner networks to raise awareness on gender issues and promote men and women as partners in household decision-making for good...

SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic launches a Facebook page to reach urban communities with key nutrition messages. 

Workshop participants

SPRING facilitated a two-day workshop to help CHAIN project partners define collaboration goals and expectations, and to develop an integrated workplan to improve nutrition and community...

Farmers from Mother to Mother Support Group of the Gbeozua Community, Bawku West District, Upper East Region, share their joy at the result of adopting SPRING’s program that introduced vitamin A enriched maize for cultivation in order to improve the diet of the 1,000 day households.

SPRING/Ghana hosted a visit from USAID/Ghana and USAID/ DC staff to program sites on November 1–2, 2016.

Dr. Namaste presenting at the Micronutrient Forum 2016

Five staff members represented SPRING at the 2016 Micronutrient Forum Global Conference in Cancun, Mexico

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
Teemar Fisseha at the podium

During her presentation, Teemar Fisseha shared two new tools designed to strengthen multi-sectoral anemia programming at the global, national, and district levels.

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector
The Nutrition Sector group reviewing data for input to the district questionnaire

SPRING’s Nancy Adero and Danya Sarkar supported country partners piloting a district-level anemia action prioritization tool in Uganda.

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector
Location: Uganda
Seasonal calendar exercise during the nutrition-sensitive agriculture training

Faculty and students of Guinea’s agricultural university, along with NGO partners, participated in a SPRING training on nutrition-sensitive agriculture concepts.

Activities

Examining the District Assessment Tool for Anemia

The Ministry of Health (MoH), with support from SPRING/Uganda, coordinates a multi-sectoral National Anemia Working Group (NAWG) which is intended to strengthen the policy environment,...

Keywords: Multi-sector, Anemia, Policy
Location: Uganda

Events

A PowerPoint slide announcing the task force

SPRING and MCSP co-chaired the first meeting of the Multi-Sectoral Anemia Task Force on November 28, 2016. The meeting featured presentations on the Task Force’s history and renewed efforts...

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector
Location: United States
Two women sitting on a rug reading a pamphlet

SPRING, USAID's Bureau for Food Security, and Bureau for Global Health hosted the Multi-sectoral Nutrition Strategy Global Learning & Evidence Exchange (MSN-GLEE), Asia from June 21 to...

Journal Articles

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
Assessing Progress in Implementing Uganda's Nutrition Action Plan: District-Level Insights Article Thumbnail

The 2011 Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP) established 2016 maternal and child nutrition targets. However, there is a lack of routine district-level data collection to assess UNAP...

Prioritizing and Funding the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan Thumbnail

In 2010, Uganda began developing its first multisectoral nutrition plan, the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP), to reduce malnutrition. While the UNAP signals high-level commitment to...

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....

Briefs

Recommendations along the life cycle graphic

Reducing undernutrition requires a commitment from multiple sectors, yet documentation on how to collaborate across sectors to reach global goals is scant. Through a three-country...

Posters

Experiences and Learning from the 'Micronutrient Powders Consultation: Lessons Learned for Operational Guidance'

USAID’s global nutrition project, SPRING, convened MNP experts in a year-long effort to share evidence and experience for MNP interventions, complementing existing resources.

Challenges with Identifying Rapid Methods that are Accurate and Cost Effective for Food Fortification Monitoring and Inspections

The USAID-funded SPRING project in Uganda compared the performance of iCheck test kits in measuring levels of iron, iodine, and vitamin A in fortified food samples against the performance...

Series

Icons representing sectors involved in multi-sectoral anemia programming

SPRING has developed guidance tools to support countries to develop context-specific and data-driven approaches to combat anemia.

Job Aids and Tools

Two women with OFSP

This Excel-based tool illustrates the anemia situation in a country and prioritizes interventions for anemia reduction based on national and subnational data that you enter into it. The...

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector

Case Studies

Enhancing Multi-Sectoral Coordination and Collaboration Through the CHAIN Project

SPRING's work to strengthen USAID/Rwanda's vision, plans, and approaches for coordination and collaboration of technical sectors and implementing partners around nutrition.

Keywords: Multi-sector
Location: Rwanda
Woman holding her baby

Looking only at the portfolio of Feed the Future activities funded by USAID Bangladesh, SPRING worked with the USAID Bangladesh Mission and its Feed the Future partners to identify ways of...

Mothers group

In 2013, The Lancet released a series of papers that reviewed progress toward improving nutrition around the globe. In this series, the authors argued that to achieve global targets to...

Keywords: Multi-sector
Location: Guatemala

Galleries

Elaine Gray and Purushottam Mainali discuss group work during “Introduction to Multi-Sectoral Programming, Collaboration, and Coordination.”

In June 2016, SPRING, in partnership with USAID's Bureau for Food Security and Bureau for Global Health, hosted the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy Global Learning & Evidence Exchange...

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...

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...

SNV’s ENUFF project in Lao PDR integrates activities in gender, agriculture, nutrition, and WASH to improve the nutritional status of families in the country's northern region. The project'...

This report discusses the broad scope and range of FANTA’s multisectoral nutrition programming activities in developing countries. The report includes the tools and methods the project...

How can the public and private sector work together to improve nutrition? This Global Panel policy brief provides evidence-based recommendations for food system actors to enhance consumer...

This report assessed the nutrition situation amongst residents of the "estate" or commercial farm sector, identified the main causes of nutritional deficiencies, as well as gaps in the...

Keywords: Agriculture, Multi-sector
Location: Sri Lanka

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 multidisciplinary and multisectoral capacity to tackle hunger and malnutrition problems remains a major stumbling block in setting the nutrition policy agenda, analyzing policy options...

Keywords: Multi-sector

The Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (CAN) was developed in consultation with United Nations partner agencies and is a key contribution towards achieving the objectives of the UN Network...

The Empowering the New Generation to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities (ENGINE) project was USAID/Ethiopia’s flagship multisector nutrition project. ENGINE partnered with...

Keywords: Multi-sector
Location: Ethiopia

CORE Group’s Global Health Practitioner Conference brought together health advocates to collaborate, discuss ideas, and build partnerships to improve life-saving programs. This fall’s...

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector

The Micronutrient Forum Global Conference took place in Cancun on October 24 – 28, 2016. The theme of the event was prioritizing women’s nutrition in order to achieve the Sustainable...

The Micronutrient Initiative (MI), in collaboration with the Government of Canada, launched the Right Start program in Senegal, with the goal of reducing anemia in women and adolescent...

Aflatoxins constitute a ‘silent’ threat to food security. A substantial body of knowledge is available on the aflatoxin challenge affecting African farmers, other agri-entrepreneurs, and...

This one-day learning event provided a forum where both nutrition and agriculture specialists could feed into discussions and share their ideas and experiences on nutrition-sensitive...

In partnership with USAID's Bureau for Food Security and Bureau for Global Health, SPRING hosted the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy Global Learning & Evidence Exchange (MSN-GLEE)...

Keywords: Multi-sector, Agriculture
Location: Thailand

The fourth and final MSN-GLEE was held in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2016 and was attended by USAID Mission staff and other U.S. Government staff, host country government partners,...

In response to persistently poor maternal, newborn and child health indicators in low income countries, governments, non-governmental organizations and international donors have intensified...

The 2013 Lancet nutrition series argues that in order to achieve global targets for reducing undernutrition, there needs to be a multi-sectoral approach to include scaled-up, proven...

A reliable estimate of nutrition spending is critical for effective planning to address the interrelated causes of undernutrition. This study builds on the definition of nutrition-sensitive...

This article makes the case for country-owned programs with sound leadership and resource management; even in variable financial, political, and environmental circumstances. Malawi is put...

Keywords: Multi-sector
Location: Malawi

The Sustainable Development Goals agenda makes achieving food security and ending malnutrition a global priority. Within this framework, the importance of fisheries in local and global food...

Given the range of drivers of nutrition—spanning multiple sectors of agriculture, social protection, health, WASH, and education—tackling undernutrition demands a multisectoral response....

This special edition is rich with field experiences and relevant peer-reviewed research that provide insights into the current state of knowledge and action for nutrition-sensitive...

The September 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference brought together experts from around the world to examine multi-sectoral and integrated efforts to nutrition from programs worldwide. This...

Keywords: Multi-sector

This report reviews 102 health and multi-sectoral programs that integrate family planning with nutrition and food security interventions. Lessons learned and promising program practices for...

This news radio clip and associated article covers the FAO Africa Regional Nutrition Conference in Accra, which includes a speech by Dr. Anna Lartey, Director of the Nutrition Division of...

Keywords: Multi-sector, Malnutrition
Location: Ghana

To improve nutrition through agricultural programs, it is paramount to understand local contexts. This webinar featured SPRING’s context assessment guide, online platform, and interactive...

Keywords: Multi-sector

Nutrition-sensitive program designers and advisors are currently needed to assist with many multisectoral efforts underway. Presenters from FAO, IFAD, IFPRI, and Tufts University shared...

As both global and national development practitioners seek to benefit from multisectoral thinking, one researcher based at Stanford University (California, United States) has done the same...

This article details the differences in product-related research and development among food, agricultural, and pharmaceutical sectors and how this might relate to framing a conversation...

This #AskAg Twitter Chat featured a conversation on linking agriculture and nutrition with USAID, the 1000 Days Initiative, and the SPRING Project. Experts from each organization provided...

This webinar featured the authors of USAID’s Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy outlining key aspects of the strategy, focusing on its practical relevance to agricultural development...

June’s Ag2Nut Community of Practice monthly call featuring a presentation on USAID's 2014-2025 Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy. Mike Manske, Nutrition Advisor in USAID's Nutrition...

USAID’s Nutrition Strategy embodies a multi-sectoral approach to address both direct and underlying causes of malnutrition. With this strategy, USAID aims to decrease chronic malnutrition,...

This paper proposes a typology of interventions and a metric of integration among them to help researchers build on each other's results, facilitating integration in methods to inform the...

This overview from the Maternal and Young Child Nutrition Security Initiative in Asia outlines linkages between nutrition and a variety of development sectors. The brief re-examines the...

The symposium included two keynote addresses discussing the 2013 Lancet Series on Nutrition and the role of Aflatoxin in growth suppression, a session on multi-sectoral nutrition research...