Kendra Siekmans. Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

Published: March 20, 2017

Overview

This report describes the research undertaken in 2016 to map nutrition related information systems in 57 SUN countries. Indicators that were thought to represent effective and functional information systems were collected and organized into three groups: (1) Government Commitment & Enabling Environment (2) National Assessment Data (3) National Performance Monitoring Data.

These three components and the indicators collected under each component formed a standard framework that systematically assessed the state of information systems for nutrition across 57 SUN countries. The report presents findings in detail for each of the components of this framework.

Overall, this report helps to highlight strengths in information systems in SUN countries as well as identifies gaps. This can help SUN countries prioritize future work and implement strategies to improve monitoring and evaluation of nutrition interventions.