Combined Recommendations for Best Practices and Lessons Learned
The PowerPoint presentation consolidates recommendations for best practices and lessons learned from DataDENT’s workstreams on data visualization tools (DVTs) in nutrition. For more detailed findings from individual DVT work streams, review the materials below.
On 16 December 2020, DataDENT shared best practices and lessons learned in a webinar with the Data for Nutrition community of practice. The webinar, titled “Visualizing Nutrition Data for Decision Making: What have we learnt so far?”, included a panel discussion with Shawn Baker (USAID), Melanie Renshaw (African Leaders Malaria Alliance), Paul Newnham (SDG2 Advocacy Hub), and Purnima Menon (International Food Policy Research Institute). Panelists shared their insights on how to develop and utilize nutrition DVTs as donors, advocates, and implementing partners of nutrition policies and programs. Watch the recording here.
Landscaping of Data Visualization Tools for Nutrition – Global
R4D conducted a landscaping of 22 global DVTs in nutrition to examine how they contribute to the nutrition landscape as well as identify best practices and lessons learned on how DVTs are used globally and in countries.
The PowerPoint presentation and briefs summarize the methods and findings of the DVT landscaping. We also shared a summary of findings and methods in the Sight & Life article “Global Data Visualization Tools to Empower Decision-Making in Nutrition” available here.
A webinar on the global and India-focused landscaping exercises is available here.
Landscaping of Data Visualization Tools for Nutrition – India
IFPRI & R4D conducted a landscaping of 10 nutrition data visualization tools (DVTs) in India to identify:
1. What nutrition DVTs are available in India?
2. What is the ultimate goal of the DVT, and what is the producer’s theory of change for how that goal will be achieved through their DVT?
3. How do nutrition stakeholders’ access DVTs in India to meet their data needs?
4. What are the strengths and challenges of existing Indian DVTs?
5. What can be recommended to strengthen the design and use of nutrition DVTs in India?
The PowerPoint presentation summarizes the methods and findings of the nutrition DVT landscaping in India. A webinar on the global and India-focused landscaping exercises is available here.
Global User Research
R4D conducted interviews with 31 individuals from 22 global and regional organizations to explore how global and regional nutrition stakeholders are engaging with global nutrition data visualization tools (DVTs). Study respondents represented civil society organizations, donors, regional bodies, academia, and United Nations agencies. The interviews solicited feedback on: i) experience with specific global nutrition data visualization tools (DVTs), ii) aspects liked and disliked in existing global nutrition DVTs, iii) specific contexts in which organizations used global nutrition DVTs, and iv) challenges with and recommendations for the broader nutrition data value chain.
The PowerPoint presentation and brief summarize the methods and study findings.