Health Partners International and PATH provided rapid, responsive and targeted technical assistance to build the capacity of Scaling Up Nutrition, or SUN, Government Focal Points and members of existing multi-stakeholder platforms to:
- assess, evaluate and peer-review national sectoral documents such as strategic plans and monitoring and evaluation frameworks for nutrition; and
- establish systems for multi-sectoral strategic planning and analysis, costing, financial tracking and budgeting.
The countries covered in this phase of the assignment were El Salvador, Swaziland, Ghana, Nepal, Tajikistan, Yemen, Laos and Pakistan.
In addition, the Heath Partners International and PATH built the capacity of the SUN Movement as a whole to:
- document and access lessons learnt from the work with countries, so that they could be shared more widely across the SUN global networks (donors, UN agencies, civil society, and business); and
- ensure the successful exchange of information and lessons learnt during key nutrition events and calls with the SUN global networks.
This assignment was funded by the UK Government under the Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition (MQSUN) Framework Contract. SUN is a global movement founded on the principle that all people have a right to food and good nutrition. It unites people—from governments, civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers—in a collective effort to improve nutrition.
Health Partners International is part of a consortium led by PATH and established in 2012 to assist with the urgent task of scaling up UK aid nutrition-specific and nutrition–sensitive programmes.