NWGN Guidelines on Food and Nutrition Security Indicators

In 2020, the Netherlands Working Group on international Nutrition (NWGN) collected an overview of tools and methods to support projects within the agro-food sector to become (more) nutrition sensitive. To support the reporting of results of nutrition sensitive and Food and Nutrition Security projects, the NWGN has recently published two guiding documents.

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In 2021, in follow-up of this overview, the NWGN worked on how the effects of these projects on the food and nutrition security situation can best be monitored.  At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to further develop its Results Framework for Food and Nutrition Security in order to harmonize reporting of results of Food and Nutrition Security projects.

Two guiding documents for results reporting

To support the reporting of results of nutrition sensitive and Food and Nutrition Security projects, the NWGN has developed two documents to guide this results reporting:

  1. The Narrative provides more detailed guidance to Ministry of Foreign Affairs staff and practitioners on indicators and methodologies to assess progress against the Netherlands’ contribution to achieving selected SDG-2 targets in 2030 and related outputs and outcomes as listed in the Results Framework for Food and Nutrition. This narrative is also applicable for nutrition sensitive projects.
  2. The Guidelines provide detailed recommendations on indicators and methodologies to assess progress on nutrition improvement in value chain or agri-food related and Food and Nutrition security projects. These indicators are (among others) prioritized in the Results Framework for Food and Nutrition Security, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Later in 2021, the NWGN will organise a series of webinars to further explain the indicators and methodologies and how to apply them in reporting of results. More information on these webinars will be shared once available.

The Netherlands Working Group on international Nutrition

The mission of he Netherlands Working Group on international Nutrition (NWGN) is to ensure Dutch stakeholders include nutrition in their policies and programs targeting the SDGs.

NWGN promotes the inclusion of nutrition specific as well as nutrition sensitive approaches in evidence-informed development policies and strategies of Dutch stakeholders, taking into account the complexity of malnutrition in all its forms. NWGN believes that improving nutrition contributes to the achievement of all SDGs in a direct or indirect way, while vice versa the achievement of many of the SDGs contributes to improving nutrition.

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