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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.


Nutrition Financing Takes Center Stage at Major International Conferences
July 2015
SPRING will present its work on nutrition financing at two major international conferences in July 2015. For the last several years, SPRING has worked to develop more accurate estimates of national and sub-national multisectoral nutrition funding com...
The SPRING Pathways to Better Nutrition Case Study Team in Nepal
July 2014
SPRING has just completed a series of baseline national level interviews for the "Pathways to Better Nutrition" (PBN) longitudinal case study in Nepal, which kicks off field work for this two-year study. SPRING is interested in finding out how the Ne...
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 (...