A new publication will soon be published ‘Scaling up impact on nutrition: What will it take and how will we get there?’ Written by Stuart Gillespie, Purnima Menon and Andrew L. Kennedy. Read the abstract here..
Scaling up impact on nutrition:
What will it take and how will we get there?
Stuart Gillespie, Purnima Menon and Andrew L. Kennedy
16 January 2015
Despite consensus on actions to improve nutrition globally, less is known on how to operationalize the right mix of actions – nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive – equitably, at scale, in different contexts. This review draws on the scaling up and nutrition literature, with four case studies of large-scale nutrition programs with proven impact, to synthesize critical elements for impact at scale. Nine elements emerge as central: (1) having a clear vision or goal for impact; (2) matching characteristics of interventions/actions with (3) an enabling organizational context for scaling up; (4) establishing drivers such as catalysts, champions, system-wide ownership, and incentives; (5) choosing contextually-relevant strategies and pathways for scaling up, (6) building operational and strategic capacities; (7) ensuring adequacy, stability and flexibility of financing; (8) adequate governance structures and systems; (9) embedding mechanisms for monitoring, learning and accountability. Translating current political commitment to large scale impact on nutrition will require robust attention to these elements.
“Full paper is currently under review with a nutrition journal”