Topic outline

  • General


    How to conduct a Nutrition Situation Analysis

    This course is part of a series of e-learning modules on Nutrition and Food Systems which aims to develop capacities for designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating nutrition-sensitive food and agriculture policies, strategies, plans and programmes. It will guide you through the steps of a nutrition situation analysis. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify all the information required to conduct a nutrition situation analysis, know where to get this information, and understand how to analyse it to make sense of the situation.

    Duration:  3 hours Publication Date:  July 2018

    • System Requirements

      The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of Chrome and Safari. In order to access this course on Internet Explorer or Firefox, you must install and enable Adobe Flash player.

      The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

      • Audience

        The course is designed for staff working in a wide range of organizations including national governments, regional organizations, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research institutes, universities, development agencies, and private sector.

        • You will learn about

          The course is organized in three main steps:

          • Step 1: Understand nutritional problems and trends
          • Step 2: Determine causes of malnutrition
          • Step 3: Analyse policies, programmes and stakeholders

           The course uses a scenario-based approach. You will be given the mission of conducting a nutrition situation analysis in a country, using all the information provided throughout the course, which will allow you to build your final report. The course will offer you guidance and tips to accomplish your mission, as well as a series of job aids and resources - such as guiding questions, information sources, indicators, and methodologies for data collection and analysis.