SPRING’s overarching vision is to reduce undernutrition, prevent stunting, and work with women and children under two years of age to reduce anemia. SPRING’s implementation team consists of experts from JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., Helen Keller International, The International Food Policy Research Institute, Save the Children, and The Manoff Group.
SPRING conducted a 2-year case study called “Pathways to Better Nutrition” from 2014-2016. The objective of this study was to explore how the Ugandan and Nepalese Governments prioritize nutrition interventions and support the implementation of its national nutrition plan to reach its chosen goals of reducing undernutrition. The study documented through both qualitative (key informant interviews, document review, direct observation) and quantitative methods (financial analysis of budgets) the selection of, and changes to, prioritized activities and resource allocation that occurred during the two years that the study covered.
Monica Biradavolu was the Lead Qualitative consultant, from September 2014-August 2016, on the Nepal case study of the “Pathways to Better Nutrition” project.
- Developed site selection, data collection and data management plans
- Developed research instruments
- Trained and supervised data collection team in Nepal
- Supervised data coding
- Conducted data analyses
- Produced reports and publications
Policy Briefs and Publications
Read Policy Brief: “Adapting National Nutrition Action Plans to the Subnational Context: The Case of Nepal”
Read Publication: “Prioritizing and Funding Nepal’s Multisector Nutrition Plan”, Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 2016