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  • This site offers the most useful technical resources that can help you increase the quality and impact of your multi-sectoral nutrition programming. If you feel that an important resource is missing, let us know please.

    Key Resources

    PIN RDD Strategy 2016-2021: Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Security (PDF, 1.7 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This programming strategy of PIN’s Relief and Development Department (RDD) explains the approach PIN takes to improving water, sanitation and hygiene as a part of its multi-sectoral efforts to address undernutrition.

    PIN RDD Strategy 2016-2021: Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Security - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2014) Practical Toolkit for Integrated Programming for Improved Nutrition (IPIN) (PDF, 2.21 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This toolkit outlines PIN’s multi-sectoral approach to addressing undernutrition and covers the following main topic: types, causes and impacts of undernutrition; integrating nutrition into existing programming; practical options for addressing undernutrition; and tips and tricks for program design, implementation, and M&E.

    PIN (2014) Practical Toolkit for Integrated Programming for Improved Nutrition (IPIN) - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2019) Positive Deviance for Nutrition (PDF, 4.36 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource summarizes the key steps for implementing the Positive Deviance approach in nutrition programming and documents the learning from PIN's global programming.

    PIN (2019) Positive Deviance for Nutrition - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East
    Resource type: Strategies, Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists, Project Design Examples, Evaluation & Research Reports, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Examples of PIN's Interventions

    PIN (2018) Positive Deviance Inquiry: Zambia (PDF, 1.82 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This report summarises the research methodology, key findings and recommendations for project design from a community-led Positive Deviance Inquiry in Zambia.

    PIN (2018) Positive Deviance Inquiry: Zambia - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa
    Resource type: Evaluation & Research Reports, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    CIP & PIN & Emory (2017) Quality Diets for Better Health - Ethiopia (PDF, 1.2 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A summary of a project aimed at improving nutrition security and consumption of vitamin A-rich Orange-Flesh Sweet Potato through nutrition-sensitive value chain development. Implemented in Ethiopia, project partners are the International Potato Centre (CIP), PIN, and Emory University.

    CIP & PIN & Emory (2017) Quality Diets for Better Health - Ethiopia - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Project Design Examples, Evaluation & Research Reports
    Useful during: Initial Orientation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2018) The Impact of mHealth in Angola (PDF, 1.26 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A summary of key evaluation findings of PIN's mHealth project in Angola.

    PIN (2018) The Impact of mHealth in Angola - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Evaluation & Research Reports, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Introduction to Nutrition

    ACF (2007) The Basics of Nutrition (PDF, 1.14 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A textbook for key technical information nutrition practitioners should know.

    ACF (2007) The Basics of Nutrition - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Training Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    PIN (2014) Practical Toolkit for Integrated Programming for Improved Nutrition (IPIN) (PDF, 2.21 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This toolkit outlines PIN’s multi-sectoral approach to addressing undernutrition and covers the following main topic: types, causes and impacts of undernutrition; integrating nutrition into existing programming; practical options for addressing undernutrition; and tips and tricks for program design, implementation, and M&E.

    PIN (2014) Practical Toolkit for Integrated Programming for Improved Nutrition (IPIN) - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    WHO (2013) Essential Nutrition Actions (PDF, 1.92 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A compendium of the World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on key practices and behaviours that effectively improve nutrition status of mothers, newborns, infants and young children.

    WHO (2013) Essential Nutrition Actions - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
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    Nutrition Security Assessments

    PIN (2015) Practical Checklist for Conducting Nutrition Surveys  (PDF, 1010.47 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    Five brief checklists focusing on the key stages of the most common nutrition-related surveys enable survey managers to quickly assess whether or not they have omitted an important step which may influence the quality of survey’s data. Each checklist also recommends the best sources of know-how for survey design, implementation and reporting.

    PIN (2015) Practical Checklist for Conducting Nutrition Surveys  - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Checklists
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    Save the Children (2018) Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Toolkit (ZIP, 7.61 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A practical toolkit for assessing, designing and monitoring acute malnutrition treatment programmes.

    ZIP
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Templates
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    SMART (2019) Capacity Building Toolbox: Training packages for Survey Managers and Data Collectors (URL)
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    Also available in: French, Spanish, Arabic

    When can it be useful?
    Training manuals, presentations and exercises for SMART survey managers and data collectors.

    URL
    Language: English, French
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Training Materials
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
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    Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

    FAO (2015) Designing nutrition-sensitive agriculture investments: Checklist and guidance (PDF, 926.38 KB)
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    Also available in: French

    When can it be useful?
    Key factors to consider when designing a nutrition-sensitive agriculture intervention, monitoring framework or evaluation plan.

    FAO (2015) Designing nutrition-sensitive agriculture investments: Checklist and guidance  - overview
    Language: English, French
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    ACF (2011) Maximising the Nutritional Impact of Food Security and Livelihoods Interventions (PDF, 2.56 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    Practical guidance to field workers in order to maximise the nutritional impact of food security & livelihoods (FSL) interventions: how to apply a ‘nutrition lens’ at each step of the project cycle and ensure a close collaboration between sectors.

    ACF (2011) Maximising the Nutritional Impact of Food Security and Livelihoods Interventions - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    ACF (2011) Manuel: Optimiser l'Impact Nutritionnel des Interventions Securité Alimentaire (PDF, 1.2 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    Practical guidance to field workers in order to maximise the nutritional impact of food security & livelihoods (FSL) interventions: how to apply a ‘nutrition lens’ at each step of the project cycle and ensure a close collaboration between sectors - in French

    ACF (2011) Manuel: Optimiser l'Impact Nutritionnel des Interventions Securité Alimentaire - overview
    Language: French
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
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    Nutrition and WASH

    ACF (2017) WASH Nutrition: Guide book on increasing nutritional impact through integration of wash (PDF, 3.23 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A practical guidebook on: increasing nutritional impact through integration of WASH and Nutrition programmes

    ACF (2017) WASH Nutrition: Guide book on increasing nutritional impact through integration of wash  - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    Cranfield & PIN (2019) Environmental enteric dysfunction and child stunting (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This paper reviews the existing evidence on the causes of Environmental Enteric Dysfunction in infants and considerations for nutrition and WASH interventions to be able to effectively reduce the prevalence of stunting worldwide.

    URL
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Innovations, Evaluation & Research Reports, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Nutrition and Gender

    USAID (2011) Infant and Young Child Feeding and Gender: A training manual for male group leaders (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    A manual and participant handbook for training men on Infant and Young Child Feeding with detailed session plans - available in English and Portuguese

    USAID (2011) Infant and Young Child Feeding and Gender: A training manual for male group leaders - overview
    Language: English, Portuguese
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Training Materials
    Useful during: Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    CORE Group (2015) Guide: Enhancing Nutrition through Gender Sensitive Behavior Change (PDF, 3.21 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    An textbook on designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating gender-sensitive behaviour change within Nutrition and Food Security programmes.

    CORE Group (2015) Guide: Enhancing Nutrition through Gender Sensitive Behavior Change - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    EC (2017) Because Women Matter - Designing interventions in food, nutrition and agriculture (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    Are you in charge of rural development/nutrition programmes but are not sure how to mainstream gender considerations and promote equality? This guide is for you.

    EC (2017) Because Women Matter - Designing interventions in food, nutrition and agriculture  - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    mHealth

    PIN (2018) The Impact of mHealth in Angola (PDF, 1.26 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A summary of key evaluation findings of PIN's mHealth project in Angola.

    PIN (2018) The Impact of mHealth in Angola - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Evaluation & Research Reports, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and Positive Deviance (PD)

    WFP (2000) School Feeding Handbook (PDF, 909.85 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A practical handbook for implementing and monitoring school feeding programmes

    WFP (2000) School Feeding Handbook - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    CORE Group (2003) Guide for Sustainably Rehabilitating Malnourished Children (PDF, 1.52 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    An in-depth guide book for implementing the Positive Deviance-Hearth approach.

    CORE Group (2003) Guide for Sustainably Rehabilitating Malnourished Children - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2018) Quality Standard Checklist on Positive Deviance/Hearth Sessions (DOCX, 339.83 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A practical checklist for project staff or extension workers to be able to supervise a Positive Deviance (PD) Hearth feeding session and be able to provide feedback.

    DOCX
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Checklists
    Useful during: Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
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    Nutrition in Emergencies

    ACF (2011) Guidelines for the Integrated Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (PDF, 3.52 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    Practical guidelines for implementing an emergency SAM treatment program with key protocols and recommendations for monitoring. This guide should be used alongside national country-specific protocols and guidelines.

    ACF (2011) Guidelines for the Integrated Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    SMART (2019) Capacity Building Toolbox: Training packages for Survey Managers and Data Collectors (URL)
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    Also available in: French, Spanish, Arabic

    When can it be useful?
    Training manuals, presentations and exercises for SMART survey managers and data collectors.

    URL
    Language: English, French
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Training Materials
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    PIN (2019) IndiKit: Guidance on Nutrition in Emergencies Indicators (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This website provides guidance on useful indicators to measure during emergency nutrition assessments, include in emergency nutrition project design and M&E frameworks.

    PIN (2019) IndiKit: Guidance on Nutrition in Emergencies Indicators - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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