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Map of NepalSPRING’s work in Nepal focuses on nutrition systems and district-level anemia prevention and control. SPRING's "Pathways to Better Nutrition" (PBN) Case Study looks prospectively at the Government of Nepal’s implementation of their Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan (MSNP). The study, supported by the National Planning Commission of Nepal and its nutrition secretariat, followed key national nutrition stakeholder organizations from June 2014 to November 2015, collecting data on how the MSNP affected planning, prioritization, and funding for nutrition. We also conducted key informant interviews in Accham, Kapilvastu, and Parsa districts to give researchers a better idea of how the MSNP is rolling out in priority areas.

The SPRING-developed District Assessment Tool for Anemia (DATA) is designed to assist countries in strengthening multi-sectoral anemia programming at the district level, engaging district managers to determine the main factors that cause anemia and to prioritize anemia-related interventions in their context. In Nepal, SPRING has partnered with the National Nutrition Food Security Secretariat, National Planning Commission, UNICEF, and others to assess applicability of the DATA. We will help implement the final tool along with a customized facilitation guide through workshops in two districts, after which we envision that DATA will facilitate the planning and monitoring process of anemia activities in Nepal.


PBN Nepal team member Madhukar B. Shrestha presents final district findings in Achham
April 2016
SPRING held three district-level dissemination events in Nepal to present results from the “Pathways to Better Nutrition” (PBN) Case Study, which focused on Nepal’s implementation of a National Nutrition Action Plan: The Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan (...
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Amanda Pomeroy-Stevens (SPRING) presents the final results from the Pathways to Better Nutrition Case Studies in DC July 28th, alongside Ssansa Mugenyi (Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda) and Madhu Kumar Marasini (National Planning Commission, Nepal).
August 2016
Around the world, countries are outlining ambitious new strategies for tackling nutrition through a multi-sectoral approach, yet there has been little evidence that these plans actually translate into better nutrition for women and children. On July ...