UNN Analytics
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UNN Analytics

The UN [Nutrition] Network (UNN) is renowned for its suite of analytical tools that covers the multi-sectoral nutrition landscape at both the national and sub-national level. Beyond the colourful encaptivating visuals they generate, the tools are a means to an end, catalysing inclusive dialogue and collective action on nutrition. They serve as effective conversation starters and door openers, not only among technical specialists but also among policy-makers and executive powers. As such, they help to establish common ground among diverse, sometimes competing, nutrition actors and guide decision-making at the country level.

They also enable countries to assess nutrition capacity gaps, craft data-driven advocacy messages, develop context-specific policies and plans, strengthen nutrition information systems and better coordinate nutrition actions across sectors. In addition, the tools are being used as accountability mechanisms that are helping to track the implementation status of national nutrition plans. Utilized by a growing number of stakeholders, including SUN Focal Points and other government officials working in nutrition coordination platforms, UNN analytics also provide an entry point for building capacity in data management and multi-sectoral coordination both crucial for scaling up nutrition action in support of broader sustainable development.

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UN Nutrition Inventory

The below image is an excerpt from the DRC UN Nutrition Inventory (2016-17).

Visit the UN Nutrition Inventory webpage to learn more.

The UN Nutrition Inventory compares stunting levels to existing UN nutrition-related support to foster convergence in high-burden areas
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Multi-sectoral Nutrition Overview

The below image is an excerpt from the Lesotho MNO (2017). 
Visit the Multi-sectoral Nutrition Overview webpage to learn more and download other country examples.

High stunting prevalence does not necessarily equate to large numbers of stunted children, as best exhibited in Butha-Buthe
MNO
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Nutrition Stakeholder & Action Mapping

The below image is an excerpt from the Mapping in Myanmar (2016).

Visit the Nutrition Stakeholder & Action Mapping webpage to learn more and download country examples.

Comparing child stunting levels to action intensity at regional level can help to apply a needs-based approach
nutrition stakeholder
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Policy & Plan Overview

The below image is an excerpt from the Sierra Leone PPO (2017).

Visit the Policy & Plan Overview (PPO) webpage to learn more and download other country examples.

 

Highlighting how nutrition is reflected in related national policies/strategies fosters policy coherence and multi-sectoral nutrition planning
PPO
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Nutrition Capacity Assessment

This chart depicts the three dimensions of the UN Network’s Nutrition Capacity Assessment tool.

Visit the Nutrition Capacity Assessment webpage to learn more and download country examples.

Unpacking the three dimensions of the UN Network’s Nutrition Capacity Assessment tool
nutrition assessment