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Table 1 Methods and tools used in assessment of domains

From: Validation of a roadmap for mainstreaming nutrition-sensitive interventions at state level in Nigeria

Phase and methods

Selected findings

Phase 1: Small Area Estimation of malnutrition

Approach: Quantitative

Aim: To determine LGA prevalence’s of malnutrition in Anambra and Kebbi States.

Data collection strategy:

Use of secondary data and Small Area Estimation methods.

The study’s estimations data from this study, Osgood-Zimmerman et al. (2018) [22] and the Nigerian Demographic Health Survey was used in the development of the roadmap.

Phase 2: Nutrition-sensitive and potential to be nutrition sensitive assessment

Approach: Qualitative

Aim: To assess the operational realities in the nutrition-sensitive sectors and process evaluation

Data collection strategy:

Nutrition-sensitivity assessment; Potential to be nutrition sensitive assessment; Theory-based Process evaluation.

Data collection:

Document review and key informant interviews and site observation

Most programmes had good to excellent potentials to be nutrition sensitive.

Inadequate implementation in most programmes and sectors, except agriculture.

Numerous falter points in the programme impact pathways of the programmes.

Strengthening of coordinating institutions and mechanisms.

Phase 3: Political commitment assessment

Approach: Qualitative

Aim: To assess the socio-political realities in nutrition-sensitive sectors.

Data collection strategy:

Two workshops administering the Political Commitment, Rapid Assessment Test [23].

Existing political commitment mainly for nutrition-specific interventions.

Higher political commitment to nutrition in Kebbi than Anambra.

Phase 4: Development and Validation of the roadmap (reported in this article)

Approach: Qualitative and quantitative

Aim: To develop and validate a roadmap from mainstreaming nutrition in Anambra and Kebbi States.

Data collection strategy:

Merging data from the three phases to develop a detailed contextual roadmap and literature.

Expert and stakeholder validation of developed roadmap.

Developed and validated roadmap