The multiple and interconnected causes of malnutrition call for a multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder approach in order to holistically address the problem. However, this complexity poses challenges for efficiency, underscoring the need for effective coordination. The UN [Nutrition] Network supports countries with the elaboration of a common results framework (CRF) as part of the development of the multi-sectoral nutrition action plan. In addition, UN Network tools help nutrition authorities at the country level compile information across sectors and institutions and generate valuable inputs for CRFs. This, in turn, gives authorities the ‘full picture’ to guide decision-making. It also fosters transparency and accountability among the multitude of nutrition actors in countries.
Increasingly, UNN analytics are being embedded into governance processes so that countries are better equipped to monitor national nutrition plans and programmes in pursuit of shared nutrition results. In addition, UNN-REACH facilitators have been recognised for their unique ability to bring actors together and facilitate dynamic, multi-sectoral, nutrition processes, creating fertile ground for inclusive, action-oriented dialogue and mutual accountability.