Manuals, Toolkits and Guidance

IYCFE Capacity Assessment Tool and Guidance

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Global Nutrition Cluster,GNC, Global Nutrition Cluster,UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund

This tool provides ministries of health and other health and nutrition stakeholders with a step-by-step guide on conducting IYCF-E capacity assessments, covering seven priority assessment pillars:

  1. Policies, plans and guidelines
  2. Human resource and organizational capacity
  3. Coordination
  4. Information management
  5. IYCF-E service delivery
  6. Financial capacity
  7. Communications and advocacy

This document is divided into the following five sections:

  • Section 1 provides an introduction and explains why, when, how and by whom the tool should be used
  • Section 2 suggests steps for conducting the capacity assessment exercise
  • Section 3 describes the assessment pillars and scoring system
  • Section 4 presents the IYCF-E assessment tool
  • Section 5 provides an action planning template

This revised tool is an update of the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) Capacity Mapping and Assessment Tool (2020).

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Health and nutrition

Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF)

Needs assessment

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