Leveraging Micronutrient Data to Inform National Policies and Programs

The collection, interpretation, and timely use of data have been instrumental in promoting important nutrition interventions and national strategies to reduce micronutrient deficiencies.

DInA Policy Brief

From Information to Action: Using Micronutrient Data to Drive Policy Change

Photo: World Bank / Leigh Vogel

Data-Driven Success Stories from Nepal, Ethiopia, and Guatemala

Policies and programs driven by data have the potential to reorient nutrition interventions, making them more effective and impactful. These case studies from Nepal, Ethiopia, and Guatemala provide examples of how micronutrient data can influence national nutrition and health policies and programs, with valuable lessons on implementation and outcomes.

Recording: Webinar on Data-Driven Success Stories

Originally on May 3, 2023, this webinar explored case studies of micronutrient data-driven policy interventions from Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Nepal, specifically looking at successes, context-specific challenges and limitations of micronutrient data collection, and lessons learned and policy recommendations. Speakers: Abel Ahmed, Food Fortification Advisor, Ethiopia Ministry of Industry, and Food and Beverage Industry Research and Development Center; Lynnette Neufeld, Director, FAO; Mireya Palmieri, Director of Epidemiological Health and Nutrition Surveillance System in Guatemala, Institute of Nutrition Central America and Panama; and Naveen Paudyal, Nutrition Officer, UNICEF Nepal.

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