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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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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…

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One-Year Follow Up Assessment: Together for Nutrition West African Data Forum

On 11-12 February 2020, Transform Nutrition West Africa (TNWA) and partners organized the Together for Nutrition: West African Data Forum (‘T4N Forum’) in Saly, Senegal. Approximately 12 months after the event, DataDENT, in collaboration with TNWA and UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO), followed-up with T4N Forum participants to better understand participant perspectives on whether…

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The current landscape of research on World Health Assembly targets in West Africa: two interdependent review outputs: 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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Nutrition policy in Senegal: Evidence Note

This brief summarizes nutrition-relevant policies in Senegal. We examine i) nutrition context, policy objectives, indicators, budget, and activities, ii) key beneficiaries, actors, and coordination, iii) monitoring, evaluation, and accountability, and iv) whether current policies are aligned with the World Health Assembly (WHA) global targets.

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Nutrition policy in Ghana: Evidence Note

This brief summarizes nutrition-relevant policies in Ghana. We examine i) nutrition context, policy objectives, indicators, budget, and activities, ii) key beneficiaries, actors and coordination, iii) monitoring, evaluation, and accountability, and iv) whether current policies are aligned with the World Health Assembly (WHA) global targets.

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Guidance for Improving Nutrition-Relevant Policy Development in West Africa: Evidence Note

To address and prevent malnutrition, institutions and governments are encouraged to implement multisectoral approaches. Against the backdrop of a mounting burden of overweight and obesity and a persistent burden of undernutrition, addressing causes of malnutrition with integrated approaches that create and sustain synergistic, mutually reinforcing policy mechanisms is crucial for amplifying progress. Through a desk…

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West Africa’s Data Story The Availability of Actionable Nutrition Data: Evidence Note

In order to improve nutrition, countries must have access to nutrition indicators that allow them to effectively track progress, set priorities, inform policy and program decisions, and guide implementation and monitoring. To identify gaps and opportunities in national data systems, we assessed the availability of data for key country-level nutrition indicators. Results are presented in…