This study looks at three main dimensions of nutrition governance:
intersectoral coordination on the part of government, donor and other
high-level bodies; vertical coordination within the country’s nutrition
policy and implementation systems, and the modes of funding that are
negotiated through, and used to implement, interventions. It also looks
at how monitoring and data systems may support or undermine these forms
of coordination and organisation, and at the political sustainability of
successful interventions or forms of coordination. The study also looks
at other political and economic factors that may be influencing
malnutrition rates, and their potential importance in the larger picture
of combating malnutrition in Zambia.
The research was carried out during 2011 and involved both desk
research, mainly of Zambian government documents and other grey
literature. It also involved interviews conducted by phone during August
and September 2011 with various key organisations relating to the
national nutrition strategy and its implementation. Following the
introduction, two sections deal with the dimensions of the problem and
the policy history relating to it. Subsequent sections tackle three main
dimensions of governance: horizontal coordination between sectors and
government bodies; vertical coordination between central and local
bodies, and the ways that funding structures are affecting nutrition
activities. The final section presents findings and possible entry
points for intervention.
Taylor, L. A second chance: Focusing Zambia’s nutrition sector in the context of political change. Analysing Nutrition Governance: Zambia Country Report. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK (2012) 20 pp.
A second chance: Focusing Zambia’s nutrition sector in the context of political change. Analysing Nutrition Governance: Zambia Country Report.