We monitor and measure the impact of our work to make sure we are on target to meet our goals
Goal and outcomes
Our ultimate vision is to achieve accelerated reduction in undernutrition, which in turn will lead to improved health and reduced poverty.
Our desired long-term outcome is for scaled-up, evidence-based actions for nutrition to be successfully implemented.
We will measure our success by the extent to which we have helped:
- move nutrition higher up the development agenda;
- transform thinking and inspire action among technical, operational and policy communities in four countries;
- ensure nutrition-relevant actions are better resourced and better supported.
Our monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system has been set up to allow us to track indicators at different levels (outcomes and outputs). This ensures we are able to make real-time adjustments, as needed. It also allows us to assess our impacts robustly.
Transform Nutrition will track the outcomes we want to achieve using methods that identify our specific contributions.
Our M&E balances the needs of ongoing programme management and of accountability to the donor, other stakeholders and the intended beneficiaries.
- Evidence from new research studies on scaling-up direct nutrition interventions is available;
- There is improved capacity and knowledge to maximise the ‘nutrition sensitivity’ of indirect interventions in focal countries;
- A world-class, accessible and practicable evidence base is developed on how to create ‘enabling environments’ for nutrition;
- A strategy to identify, recruit and nurture champions is created and successfully implemented;
- High-quality, two-way research communications are delivered that meets the needs of stakeholders;
- Individual, organisational and systemic nutrition-relevant capacity is strengthened in the focal countries.
If these six outputs are successfully generated by the consortium’s work, we expect to see significant progress towards the goals and outcomes, listed above.
Transform Nutrition will use an array of methods and approaches for M&E. We’ll track:
- research outputs (papers, briefs, databases, etc)
- research uptake (web stats, media hits, citations)
- key events (through an event log/database)
- the evolving influence of ‘champions’ (via stakeholder panels)
- commitment to nutrition (via a nutrition commitment index).