Jacqueline Kung’u, Myriam Hebabi, and Kendra Siekmans.

Overview

The objective of this poster, presented virtually at the 2020 Micronutrient Forum, is to showcase the key findings of the review specific to the adequacy of micronutrient-related performance indicators in multi-sectoral monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks that accompany recently launched national nutrition action plans. The Lancet nutrition framework was used to map micronutrient-related performance indicators from M&E frameworks from one South Asian and three African Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) countries. The review findings point to the complexities of working with multiple government sectors to scale up actions that address all forms of malnutrition. While these frameworks now include recommended impact indicators of micronutrient status among children and women, they do not provide enough guidance on data collection to inform decisions on how to improve micronutrient-related programmes. The review also concluded that showing how the actions of non-health sectors contribute to improving nutrition outcomes can help build greater awareness and accountability for these actions.