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Number Title Description Summary Brief/Policy Brief) Full Report
6 Nutrition Data Mapping for Ethiopia: Assessment of the Availability and Accessibility of Nutrition-related Data

For the last two decades in Ethiopia, ending malnutrition has been a national government priority. The government of Ethiopia recognizes that high quality and timely data are needed to identify the magnitude of malnutrition and to assess the impact of evidence-based interventions. To contribute to these efforts, the NIPN, conducted this nutrition data mapping, to provide an overview of the availability, accessibility, and quality of nutrition-related data for selected indicators among multisectoral nutrition actors in Ethiopia.

Data_mapping brief.pdf Data_Mapping Final.pdf
5 Progress in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Service Coverage in Ethiopia: What More Do We Need to Do and Why?

In 2020, the NIPN team worked on secondary analysis to respond to the policy question identified during the PQF cycle in 2019, namely: “Progress in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) coverage and its contributions to the reduction in stunting and diarrhea”. After having completed the analysis, the scientific report writing, the NIPN team developed a policy brief called “Progress in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Service Coverage in Ethiopia: What More Do We Need to Do and Why?”.  The brief is aimed at policymakers and key partners, including the private sector, and includes key findings with recommendations for program and policy changes. 

WASH policy brief.pdf
4 Review of the Ethiopian Nutrition Policy Landscape 2010 – 2020

As part of the NIPN’s policy question formulation (PQF) process, a review of nutrition policy landscape (including policies, strategies, and guidelines) was conducted between January-May 2020. The goal was to document nutrition policy outputs over the last 10 years based on published policy documents. The specific objectives of the review were to identify and describe: 
-    the goal setting and framing of nutrition in policy documents from different sectors,
-    the policy instruments (or tools) used or proposed in policy documents to improve nutrition, and
-    the types of evidence used in existing policy documents

Nutrition policy review_Brief.pdf Nutrition_Policy_FINAL.pdf
3 Trends in Calorie Intake from Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Sugar-Sweetened Snacks in Ethiopia (2010-2016)

Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and sugar-sweetened snacks (SSS) have little nutritional value. High intake of SSB and SSS has been linked to weight gain, the risk of type 2 diabetes, the development of dental caries, increasing fatty liver, the risk for cardiovascular disease, and some types of cancers. The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly recommends reducing the consumption of free sugars throughout the life course. Limited information is available in Africa on the intake of SSB and SSS. This evidence gap also exists in Ethiopia.  The aim of this secondary data analysis in Ethiopia is to generate evidence on the trends in the consumption of SSB and SSS by region, residence (urban versus rural), and by expenditure quintile between 2010 and 2016. 

SSB-SSS trends - Summary.pdf
2 National Nutrition Program (2016-2020) Progress Analysis: Evidence for the Development of the Food and Nutrition Strategy

Ethiopia has achieved remarkable success in the reduction of malnutrition in the past decade. However, despite the notable progress, the burden of malnutrition is still high. The National Nutrition Program (NNP) II (2016-2020) is a multisectoral program that aims to accelerate the reduction of malnutrition through the implementation of evidence-based interventions that address nutritional problems across the lifecycle. This report provides an analysis of the progress made since the start of the NNP II compared to its targets.  

1 Effectiveness of Social and Behavior Change Communications (SBCC) to Improve Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in Ethiopia

Appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices are critical for optimal child growth and development. Despite some progress, the implementation of IYCF practices is still sub-optimal in Ethiopia. A key component of a strong, synergistic approach for improving the health and nutritional wellbeing of children is the use of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) interventions. The purpose of this review was to identify the types of SBCC approaches that are used in Ethiopia and to assess their effectiveness to improve IYCF practices.

SBCC - Summary.pdf SBCC-Fullreport.pdf