Report of the Review of the Nutrition Policy Landscape in Ethiopia between 2010 and 2020
As part of its interventions under the NIPN, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) collaborated with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) to conduct a review of the nutrition policy landscape in Ethiopia between 2010-2020. The review aimed to assess the integration of nutrition in Ethiopian policy outputs (i.e., policies, strategies, action plans, programs, legal documents) using four dimensions of policy integration: framing, sector involvement, goal setting, and policy instruments. It also documented the use of evidence in policymaking.
The review aimed to assist the NIPN to understand the use of evidence for policymaking and help researchers to better intervene and influence the policy processes. It also aimed to help identify the gaps in the information and research needed to make evidence-based policy and implementation decisions.
EPHI and IFPRI jointly conducted a NIPN Capacity Needs Assessment (NIPN CNA) to identify capacity needs and recommend strategies to strengthen capacities for nutrition monitoring, evaluation, policy research, data and knowledge sharing.
The main objective of this NIPN CNA was to support the identification of capacity needs and the development of a roadmap intended to strengthen national capacities for nutrition monitoring, evaluation, policy research, data and knowledge sharing, and to implement a sustainable national information platform for nutrition.
The report presents the results of a capacity needs assessment conducted in the nutrition policy system and proposes a set of recommendations to strengthen national capacity for nutrition monitoring, evaluation and policy research. While the National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) is the entry point for this assessment, national capacity needs and gaps related to monitoring, evaluation, policy research and knowledge management for nutrition have been considered more broadly.here