With a rapidly growing population, evolving food systems, and high rates of urbanization, Nigeria is encountering significant changes, many of which impact the national nutrition landscape. To help policymakers better understand the direction of nutrition-relevant policies and their implications, researchers with Transform Nutrition West Africa (TNWA) have developed an evidence brief that details progress towards nutrition development objectives.
The brief covers four key areas:
The researchers developed the brief in response to requests from partners at the national level. The brief looks not only at relevant policies and people who are both impacted by and responsible for those policies, but also addresses data gaps and offers recommendations for future policy.
Transform Nutrition is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with support from A4NH, and is led by the International Food Policy Research Institute.
To truly address the double burden of malnutrition, research, policy, and goal setting cannot overlook political and economic drivers.
All-African team from TNWA and the African Nutrition Leadership Programme (ANLP) led the five-day short course to facilitate capacity strengthening.
The conference provided an example of how work done by different A4NH flagships open opportunities for experience sharing across countries.