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Project

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 contacts

Image of Tom Barker
Tom Barker

Senior Health & Nutrition Convenor

t.barker@ids.ac.uk

+44 (0)1273 915717

Project details

start date
1 August 2011
end date
31 March 2017
value
£0

Partners

About this project

Research themes
Health
Region
Nigeria

Recent work

Opinion

Making progress: evidence for nutrition action in Northern Nigeria

Earlier this month, the Operational Research and Impact Evaluation project (ORIE) organised an event to share research findings from ORIE’s evaluation of and operations research with WINNN over the last two years. Kat Pittore reflects on the lessons shared.

11 March 2016

Publication

Progress with the governance of nutrition work in Zamfara State

In Zamfara in 2014, child stunting rates stood at 50.1% – well above the national average of 32% (NNHS 2014). Nigeria signed up to the Scaling-up Nutrition (SUN) movement in 2011, committing itself to tackling its high rates of child malnutrition.

1 March 2016

Publication

Progress with the governance of nutrition work in Kebbi State

In Kebbi in 2014, child stunting rates stood at 46.5% – well above the national average of 32% (NNHS 2014). Nigeria signed up to the Scaling-up Nutrition (SUN) movement in 2011, committing itself to tackling its high rates of child malnutrition.

1 March 2016

Publication

Progress with the governance of nutrition work in Katsina

In Katsina, child stunting rates stand at 59.7% – the highest in Nigeria and well above the national average of 32% (NNHS 2014). Nigeria signed up to the Scaling-up Nutrition (SUN) movement in 2011, committing itself to tackling its high rates of child malnutrition.

1 March 2016

Publication

Progress with the governance of nutrition work in Jigawa State

In Jigawa in 2014, the global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate stood at 17.7% – the highest in Nigeria (NNHS 2014). Nigeria signed up to the Scaling-up Nutrition (SUN) movement in 2011, committing itself to tackling its high rates of child malnutrition.

1 March 2016