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Information Management and Accountability for Multisectoral Nutrition Implementation in Burkina-Faso
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020, Pages: 130-140
Received: Aug. 29, 2020; Accepted: Sep. 16, 2020; Published: Sep. 23, 2020
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Dieudonne Diasso, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso
Maimouna Halidou Doudou, School of Public Health, Free University of Brussels (ULB), Brussels, Belgium
Florence Tonnoir, United Nations Network for the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, World Food Programme (WFP), Rome, Italy
Sarah Cruz, United Nations Network for the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, World Food Programme (WFP), Rome, Italy
Aly Savadogo, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso
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The successful implementation of multisectoral operational plans in Burkina-Faso depends largely on the involvement and commitment of the technical departments from the key contributing sectors. The objective of this evaluation study is to analyze the capacities of the technical structures at the central level, and Regional Directorates level in the 13 regions of the country in terms of data management and accountability to identify gaps and challenges to the multisectoral process. The new Framework for Nutrition Capacity developed by the United Nations Network for Scaling Up Nutrition was used and adapted. Data collection and analysis consisted of triangulation of information: (1) literature reviews, (2) data collection and analysis from the evaluation guide and questionnaire and (3) observations. Cumulatively more than 20 technical departments, including those at the central and regional levels, did not have appropriate equipment or other means to record and monitor data. Among the thirty technical structures at the central level, only six had a nutrition focal point, and 47.3% (35out of the 74) had one. The existence of diverse kinds of data collected by different departments at all levels was observed, and a strong demand of information and data was expressed particularly at the level of the 13 regions of Burkina Faso. The lack of a functional national system on nutrition monitoring and evaluation to ensure accountability on the multisectoral approach at country level was noted. The needs and gaps identified, at different levels, among the key structures of the ministries involved in the multisectoral process, have made it possible to formulate strategic responses to better support the operationalization of the national nutrition policy.
Capacity Assessment, Accountability, Nutrition, Regional Directions, Technical Structures, Central Level, Regional Level, Data Management
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Dieudonne Diasso, Maimouna Halidou Doudou, Florence Tonnoir, Sarah Cruz, Aly Savadogo, Information Management and Accountability for Multisectoral Nutrition Implementation in Burkina-Faso, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 8, No. 5, 2020, pp. 130-140. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20200805.11
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