This report provides output of Phase 1 of DFID’s spatial mapping of nutrition programming project. Overall, the project aims to better understand if and how spatial analysis can help to coordinate and co-locate nutrition relevant programmes. The project is divided into two discrete phases. Phase 1 of the project is a feasibility analysis and data availability assessment, while Phase 2 is the detailed country level spatial data collection, analysis and synthesis.
The results for Phase I presented here detail (1) the methods and results of a literature review on the use to date of spatial mapping techniques in nutrition programming; (2) a review of the availability of data on nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive programming; and (3) a synthesis of the two reviews and a feasibility study with recommendations to support Phase 2 of the spatial mapping agenda which will entail the development of ‘heat maps’ of intervention intensity and accuracy of programme targeting in 4 countries.
Guerara, E.; Norris, A.; Balegamire, S. Assignment Report: Report on phase 1 of the spatial mapping of nutrition programming project. Valid International, (2014) 56 pp.