The purpose of this Guidance Note is to create some consistency and
comparability of monitoring among programmes which deliver, or have the
potential to deliver, nutrition outcomes. The goal is to enable DFID to
demonstrate that their Nutrition Strategy is achieving its stated aims.
The Strategy document sets out four ways of attacking undernutrition,
which is persisting despite improvements in many other areas. There is a
real danger that the MDG target for Hunger will not be met on present
trends. DFID wishes to improve nutrition directly through its bilateral
and emergency programmes; to increase the impact on undernutrition
through programmes in other sectors (such as water and sanitation, or
health); and to fill the gaps in knowledge of what does and does not
work. This is an agenda shared with other agencies.
This Guidance Note is designed to be used by those developing
nutrition-related programmes and those who are monitoring the status of
nutrition in-country and globally.
Crook, P.; Fenn, B. Assignment Report: Development of Guidance on indicators for monitoring the impact of DFID’s nutrition strategy. HDRC, UK (2010) 33 pp.