Improving Nutrition Programmes - An Assessment Tool for Action

Suraiya Ismail
Maarten Immink
Guy Nantel


Rome, 2002

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Methodological Guide

Section I: Assessing the Macro-Environment

1) Assessing the macro policy environment
2) Assessing intersectoral collaboration
3) Assessing the Government’s resource commitment to nutrition
4) Assessing the role and contribution of the international community
5) Assessing the adequacy of national technical expertise
6) Summarizing the assessment of the macro-environment and action

Section II: Assessing the Micro-Environment

1) Assessing the extent of diversity
2) Assessing the local food economy
3) Assessing levels of community development
4) Assessing access to basic services and technical expertise
5) Assessing the adequacy of local development structures
6) Summarizing the assessment of the micro-environment and action

Section III: Assessing Programme Design

1) Assessing programme relevance
2) Assessing programme interventions
3) Assessing community activities
4) Assessing the effectiveness of community mobilizers
5) Assessing programme management
6) Assessing programme monitoring and evaluation
7) Assessing programme linkages
8) Summarizing the assessment of programme design and action

Section IV: Assessing Sustainability

1) Assessing programme resources
2) Assessing programme ownership
3) Assessing the programme’s ability to respond to future felt needs
4) Summarizing the assessment of sustainability and action


Annex 1: Summary report

Annex 2: Further reading and how to get help

Annex 3: An example of a conceptual framework

Annex 4: Methods