Research Brief #15: Governance of Nutrition Policies and Programming: Preliminary Findings from PoSHAN process research in Nepal

Authors: Nutrition Innovation Lab

This research brief presents preliminary findings from work in Nepal that explores how policy processes influence the implementation of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive actions. At a time when the government’s Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan (MSNP) is being rolled out, and new multi-dimensional nutrition programmes are scaling up, this study captures insights and experiences of stakeholders from central government to ward-level service providers. Constituting a longitudinal prospective analysis of policy events as they unfold, the research considers what incentives or barriers affect collaboration within and across ministries, whether resource flows are adequate, and what effect organizational culture and individual capabilities have on institutional readiness to do more for nutrition.