Assessment of nutrition data in West Africa

The purpose of this assessment is to supply evidence that will support the use of nutrition data at country level in West Africa (WA) for tracking progress, setting priorities, informing policies and programs, guiding implementation, and monitoring intervention coverage for nutrition at national level.


  • Identify all available primary data sources and secondary data aggregation platforms for a set of 18 key nutrition outcome indicators for each WA country.

  • Enable country-level data users and policy makers to identify the best available data source for each of the key indicators according to priorities for specific data use.

  • Identify gaps in national data systems to effectively track progress, set priorities, inform policies/programs, and guide implementation and monitoring.