Capitalizing on the UN’s technical expertise and convening power, the UN [Nutrition] Network works with an array of actors to 'hardwire' nutrition into a country’s policy and planning frameworks. These measures pave the way for effective, context-specific programmes that reach those most in need, including nutritionally vulnerable groups such as women, children and adolescent girls.
How? The UN Network draws upon diagnostic tools to guide these efforts and foster a common dialogue among nutrition stakeholders at the country level. Not only does this help align the UN’s support from policy to programming, it also helps bring greater coherence to the national nutrition agenda by instilling ownership in nutrition across sectors and institutions for shared results. Where the country UN Network includes the presence of REACH facilitators, it can leverage their neutral facilitation and knowledge brokering skills to bridge diverse work streams, accelerating progress towards achieving Outcome 2.