Various national and international frameworks on nutrition, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the Madagascar Development Plan (2015-19), had changed the policy context since Madagascar’s PNAN II (which recommended updates to the National Nutrition Policy) expired in 2015. With an approach focused on a child’s first 1000 days and on multi-sectoral interventions to be implemented at scale, the country developed and implemented PNAN III to guide efforts from 2017 to 2021.
CSF nutrition experts supported the National Office of Nutrition and its partners in holding a series of in-country cross-sector workshops with national stakeholders, to learn from national best practices and define high-level policy axes in a participatory manner. Desk research on international, evidence-based nutrition policy recommendations complemented in-country engagement activities.
A draft of the PNAN III was circulated for collaborative review by all in-country stakeholders and international funding agencies. Final deliverables by the CSF team included a final draft of the Plan, implementation guidelines and budget, and a set of advocacy materials to promote the PNAN III among government and donor stakeholders.