Operationalizing Multisectoral Coordination and Collaboration for Improved Nutrition
This resource reviews USAID Mission coordination and collaboration efforts between sectors that aim to improve nutrition in Senegal, Nepal, and Burkina. The SPRING project drew on its years-long experience supporting these missions and defined six guiding themes across design, implementation, and monitoring cycles. These include, among others: prioritizing the collaboration process itself; developing a practical strategy that is inclusive, understandable, measurable, responsive, and then holding stakeholders accountable for achieiving it; sharing learning and communicating around that strategy at all levels. In addition to providing recommendations in the USAID Mission context, the report concludes that understanding collaboration as a phased process can allow for greater standardization in operations and impact on the desired outcomes—including nutrition.