Nutrition data is fragmented
High-quality and relevant nutrition data is needed to understand progress towards reducing malnutrition and reaching nutrition targets. However, nutrition data systems are fragmented and incomplete in low- and middle-income countries. This makes it difficult for governments, development partners, and other nutrition stakeholders to access and use data to monitor ongoing efforts and allocate resources.
CHALLENGES EXIST ACROSS THE DATA VALUE CHAIN
Challenges exist at each link in the nutrition data value chain, which currently fails to capture the complex, multisectoral causes of and responses to malnutrition. Increasing the availability and use of relevant nutrition data helps support evidence-based decision-making.