Communicating with decision-makers

The NIPN research findings are presented as clearly and effectively as possible to ensure that outputs are seen, understood, and acted upon, by their intended audience.

For this reason, NIPN stakeholders engage regularly with decision-makers to ensure that the NIPN analysis and research outputs respond to an actual policy need and are delivered in a timely matter. The NIPN operational process includes an important focus on the policy question formulation.

A nutrition policy-relevant question:

  • Responds to a relevant policy need or decision-maker demand
  • Can be answered using the existing data and technical capacities available to NIPN
  • Provides timely output for policy use
  • Leads to actionable recommendations and decisions