Strengthening Nutrition Information Systems in Fragile & Conflict Affected Contexts


Nutrition Information Systems


N4D is working with the Centre for Humanitarian Change in a study, funded by UNICEF, reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of Nutrition Information Systems (NIS) in fragile and conflict affected contexts (FCAS) and the factors enabling and hindering good practice. The analysis includes a review of the international NIS ecosystem (e.g. Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) protocols, SMART surveys, WASH severity index etc) and its effectiveness in supporting good NIS practices in these contexts. The study will provide recommendations on how NIS in FCAS and the global NIS support ecosystem can be strengthened to better inform programming. The study is overseen by a Steering Group consisting of key national and global stakeholders in Nutrition Information Systems.


Carmel Dolan

Carmel Dolan

The N4D Approach

N4D is working closely with the Centre for Humanitarian Change in both the design and implementation of the study, including literature review, key informant interviews, analysis and drafting of reports. As with all of our projects we aim to ensure that lessons learnt from current practices are shared and inform the strengthening of policies, guidance and ultimately implementation, adapted to different contexts.