This report seeks to understand whether efforts to build Sierra Leone's government capacity to prevent malnutrition are ‘fit for purpose’, given the constraints faced and what is known about supporting capacity. The report findings indicate that capacity support focuses on resources and skills and knowledge at the individual and organisation levels, with the dominant modalities of support being training and provision of resources. While clearly important, this means that other forms of support that target different kinds of capacity are frequently overlooked.
Denney, L.; Mohammad Jalloh; Mallett, R.; Pratt, S.; Tucker, M. Developing state capacity to prevent malnutrition in Sierra Leone: An analysis of development partner support. Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, UK (2014) 46 pp. [Report 1]