Operational Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE) Northern Nigeria

One million children under five die every year in Nigeria, 35% of them due to causes attributed to malnutrition. This makes Nigeria one of the six countries that accounts for half of all child deaths from malnutrition worldwide.

In the north of Nigeria, half of all children under five are stunted, and one in five suffers from acute malnutrition. This has profound implications for health and for human development, and presents a major obstacle to attainment of Millennium Development Goals in the country and globally.

Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN)

WINNN is a £50 million DFID-funded programme seeking to improve the nutritional status of 6.2 million children under five across five northern Nigerian states: Kebbi, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, and Yobe. The programme delivers a comprehensive package of direct health interventions. It is integrated within existing routine health services such as prenatal and antenatal care, and routine immunisation. It is decentralised to primary care facilities and at the community level to build upon successful routine immunisation and maternal and child health programmes.

ORIE consortium

The objective of the Operational Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE) project is to determine the impact of WINNN and to generate important research on key evidence gaps on solutions to undernutrition in northern Nigeria as a result of programme implementation. ORIE is designed to ensure that WINNN both draws on, and feeds into, cutting edge knowledge on overcoming undernutrition.

IDS is a member of the ORIE and leads the consortium's evidence dissemination and uptake workstream. Consortium partners are Oxford Policy Management, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Save the Children UK, and a number of Nigerian partners. ORIE commences operation in autumn 2012.

For further information about ORIE, please email Tom Barker. t.barker@ids.ac.uk

Related links:

Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Nutrition in Northern Nigeria, DFID

Key contact

Tom Barker is the Senior Nutrition Convenor, Knowledge Services Team

T: +44 (0)1273 915717

E: t.barker@ids.ac.uk

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T: +44 (0)1273 915750

E: k.pittore@ids.ac.uk

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T: +44 (0)1273 915751

E: r.longhurst@ids.ac.uk

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Progress with the governance of nutrition work in Katsina

(2016)
Jones, E., Asoka, T., Wayi, L.

How to strengthen a Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition programme in northern Nigeria

ORIE Research Summary 9 (2015)
Adeyemi, O., Afolabi, W.A., Akinyele, I., Ferguson, E., Hoyt, J., Lawal, H., Okunola, R.A., Webster, J., Yohanna-Dzingina, C.

How to strengthen an Infant and Young Child Feeding programme in Northern Nigeria

ORIE Research Summary 8 (2015)
Adeyemi, O., Afolabi, W.A., Ferguson, E., Hoyt, J., Lawal, H., Okunola, R.A., Webster, J., and Yohanna-Dzingina, C.

How to strengthen the Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programme in Northern Nigeria

(2015)
Adeyemi, O.A., Wasiu A.A., Ferguson, Hoyt, J., Lawal, H., Okunola, R.A., Webster, J. and Yohanna-Dzingina, C.

How to Strengthen the CMAM programme in Northern Nigeria and reduce rates of programme defaulting

(2014)
Adeyemi, O., Afolabi, W.A., Ferguson, E., Akinyele, I., Lawal, H., Okunola, R.A., Webster, J., and Yohanna-Dzingina, C.

ORIE Nigeria: Quantitative Impact Evaluation Baseline Report

Nutrition Research in Northern Nigeria (ORIE) (2014)
Visram, A., Jasper, P., Moore, L., Adegoke, F., Kveder, A., Arif, S., Ward, P.

Qualitative Impact Evaluation: Governance and Social Contexts for Nutrition Interventions

ORIE Research Summary 6 (2014)
Annett, H., Asoka, T., Waye, L., and Pittore, K.
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Project Dates:
August 2011 - March 2017
Project Status:
Open
Funder:
Department for International Development (DFID)
Research Themes / Programmes:
Nutrition