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Scaling up impact on nutrition: what will it take?

Gillespie S, Menon P, Kennedy AL - Adv Nutr (2015)

Bottom Line: This review draws on a large scaling-up literature search and 4 case studies of large-scale nutrition programs with proven impact to synthesize critical elements for impact at scale.Nine elements emerged as central: 1) having a clear vision or goal for impact; 2) intervention characteristics; 3) an enabling organizational context for scaling up; 4) establishing drivers such as catalysts, champions, systemwide ownership, and incentives; 5) choosing contextually relevant strategies and pathways for scaling up, 6) building operational and strategic capacities; 7) ensuring adequacy, stability, and flexibility of financing; 8) ensuring adequate governance structures and systems; and 9) embedding mechanisms for monitoring, learning, and accountability.Translating current political commitment to large-scale impact on nutrition will require robust attention to these elements.

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Affiliation: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Brighton, United Kingdom; s.gillespie@cgiar.org.

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Theory of change for scaling up impact on nutrition.
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Mentions: After the review, we arranged the 9 critical elements for scaling up impact into a theory of change (Figure 1) to harmonize terms and concepts. We note that there is interconnectedness and dynamism across and within elements, and the relevance and the relative importance of specific elements will vary depending on intervention, context, and timing. Below, we discuss each element.


Scaling up impact on nutrition: what will it take?

Gillespie S, Menon P, Kennedy AL - Adv Nutr (2015)

Theory of change for scaling up impact on nutrition.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Theory of change for scaling up impact on nutrition.
Mentions: After the review, we arranged the 9 critical elements for scaling up impact into a theory of change (Figure 1) to harmonize terms and concepts. We note that there is interconnectedness and dynamism across and within elements, and the relevance and the relative importance of specific elements will vary depending on intervention, context, and timing. Below, we discuss each element.

Bottom Line: This review draws on a large scaling-up literature search and 4 case studies of large-scale nutrition programs with proven impact to synthesize critical elements for impact at scale.Nine elements emerged as central: 1) having a clear vision or goal for impact; 2) intervention characteristics; 3) an enabling organizational context for scaling up; 4) establishing drivers such as catalysts, champions, systemwide ownership, and incentives; 5) choosing contextually relevant strategies and pathways for scaling up, 6) building operational and strategic capacities; 7) ensuring adequacy, stability, and flexibility of financing; 8) ensuring adequate governance structures and systems; and 9) embedding mechanisms for monitoring, learning, and accountability.Translating current political commitment to large-scale impact on nutrition will require robust attention to these elements.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Brighton, United Kingdom; s.gillespie@cgiar.org.

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