Strategic Support for Nutrition Change Agents

Results for Development provides strategic support to change agents who are driving global, regional and national efforts to tackle malnutrition — from conducting analyses, to advising on institutional strategies, to using evaluation and adaptive learning techniques to quickly test and optimize program design and implementation.

The Challenge

Malnutrition is a multifaceted problem that requires coordinated efforts across multiple actors operating in multiple sectors, including health, agriculture, WASH, social protection and education. In addition, nutrition planning and programming — whether at the state, national, regional or global level — is not easy to achieve in traditional policy environments, where siloed decision-making within ministries (or other sector-specific units) is the norm and data for decision-making is weak. Organizations are often faced with challenging questions that stand to benefit from expert external consultation.

Our Approach

Results for Development provides strategic support to key change agents driving global, regional and national efforts to tackle malnutrition and improve nutrition outcomes. A few examples of our work include:

  • Developing multisectoral nutrition strategies, such as our work with the African Development Bank to develop a nutrition action plan
  • Applying R4D’s expertise in adaptive learning to the field of nutrition in order rapidly test and adapt programs to optimize outcomes
  • Assessing and advising on innovation strategies, such as our work with the InnovationXchange (iXc) to conduct a landscape analysis of malnutrition interventions in order to identify potential opportunities for maximum impact
  • Designing new financing mechanisms to support nutrition program implementation, such as our work with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), UBS Optimus Foundation to design a catalytic financing facility that was a precursor to the Power of Nutrition. R4D has since partnered with the Power of Nutrition to support the refresh of their strategy

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