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Adolescent Nutrition in West Africa – Evidence Note

Adolescent nutrition in West Africa is the focus of our latest Evidence Note. We have mapped research in this area to shed light on the trends in research and identify gaps in knowledge. Adolescents have often been overlooked in nutrition policy and programming. However, there is growing momentum to target this group through the Global…

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Country Data Profiles

Sierra-Leone: Availability of data on nutrition intervention coverage

This profile provides an assessment of a country’s potential to report on national-level coverage1 for a set of 16 nutrition interventions and recommends key actions to strengthen coverage measurement. Intervention coverage data is essential for tracking implementation and impact of strategies and investments to reduce malnutrition.

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Country Data Profiles

Gambia: Availability of data on nutrition intervention coverage

This profile provides an assessment of a country’s potential to report on national-level coverage1 for a set of 16 nutrition interventions and recommends key actions to strengthen coverage measurement. Intervention coverage data is essential for tracking implementation and impact of strategies and investments to reduce malnutrition.

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Country Data Profiles

Ghana: Availability of data on nutrition intervention coverage

This profile provides an assessment of a country’s potential to report on national-level coverage1 for a set of 16 nutrition interventions and recommends key actions to strengthen coverage measurement. Intervention coverage data is essential for tracking implementation and impact of strategies and investments to reduce malnutrition.

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Country Data Profiles

Côte-d’Ivoire: Availability of data on nutrition intervention coverage

This profile provides an assessment of a country’s potential to report on national-level coverage1 for a set of 16 nutrition interventions and recommends key actions to strengthen coverage measurement. Intervention coverage data is essential for tracking implementation and impact of strategies and investments to reduce malnutrition.

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Country Data Profiles

Benin: Availability of data on nutrition intervention coverage

This profile provides an assessment of a country’s potential to report on national-level coverage1 for a set of 16 nutrition interventions and recommends key actions to strengthen coverage measurement. Intervention coverage data is essential for tracking implementation and impact of strategies and investments to reduce malnutrition.

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Country Data Profiles

Burkina Faso: Availability of data on nutrition intervention coverage

This profile provides an assessment of a country’s potential to report on national-level coverage1 for a set of 16 nutrition interventions and recommends key actions to strengthen coverage measurement. Intervention coverage data is essential for tracking implementation and impact of strategies and investments to reduce malnutrition.

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Country Data Profiles

Cape Verde: Availability of data on nutrition intervention coverage

This profile provides an assessment of a country’s potential to report on national-level coverage1 for a set of 16 nutrition interventions and recommends key actions to strengthen coverage measurement. Intervention coverage data is essential for tracking implementation and impact of strategies and investments to reduce malnutrition.

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Database

Nutrition policy in West Africa: Policy review extraction database

TNWA conducted a policy review, which explored and summarized the current landscape of nutrition-relevant policy for each West African country as well as at the regional level. It highlighted strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in nutrition-relevant policy and assessed coherence within and across policies. The resulting database can be downloaded here. This database includes a data…

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Other Supporting Material

The evidence mapping of wasting programmes and their impact along the continuum of care for wasting in low- and middle-income countries: a rapid review protocol

The Transform Nutrition West Africa project is a regional platform that aims to improve and support policy and program decisions and actions to accelerate reductions in maternal and child undernutrition through an inclusive process of knowledge generation and mobilization. Recognizing that knowledge is derived from evidence and experience, TNWA takes a ‘knowledge for action’ approach….

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Journal Articles

Coherence for nutrition: insights from nutrition-relevant policies and programmes in Burkina Faso and Nigeria

There is consensus that policy coherence is necessary for implementing effective and sustainable approaches to tackle malnutrition. We look at whether policies and programmes provide a coherent pathway to address nutrition priorities and if programmes are designed to deliver interventions aligned to the nutrition policy agenda in Nigeria and Burkina Faso. A systematic desk review…