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The SUN Movement Joint Annual Assessment

The Joint Annual Assessment (JAA), which takes place annually, is a unique feature of the SUN Movement. In 2021, the Joint Annual Assessment will take place between 1 November and 1 February 2022. 

This important exercise gives the opportunity for nutrition stakeholders in SUN countries to come together, reflect on progress and bottlenecks and identify where support is needed to realise joint goals, at the country and sub-national level.

It also serves as a moment to set country priorities for scaling up nutrition for the year ahead. This invaluable intel guides the SUN Movement Secretariat and Networks to provide the support needed, and is essential for the stewardship bodies of the Movement – including its Executive Committee and Lead Group – to ascertain how to best ensure lasting human impact, at scale.

First rolled out in 2015, the exercise is a participatory process of self-reflection that brings together relevant in-country stakeholders working to scale up nutrition, including representatives from government, civil society, science and academia, donors, the United Nations, businesses, and other relevant actors.

In 2021, the Joint Annual Assessment (JAA) has been revised, with support from TASC, to align with the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Strategy for its third phase (2021-2025).

The Joint Annual Assessment report:
Guidance for countries

Available in:  English | Français | Español

Facilitating a JAA stakeholder meeting:
Guidance for countries

Available in:  English | Français | Español

2019 SUN Country Joint-Assessments

2018 SUN Country Joint-Assessments

2017 SUN Country Joint-Assessments


2016 SUN Country Joint-Assessments

History of monitoring and evaluation in the SUN Movement

The SUN Movement Secretariat, on behalf of the SUN Movement Lead Group, worked with MDF Training and Consultancy to develop a practical approach for monitoring the progress and effectiveness of the SUN Movement. As a result, the SUN Movement Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework was developed in 2013. It encompassed the means of assessing the institutional transformation and actions towards scaling up nutrition across four processes to achieve the four strategic objectives outlined in the SUN Movement Strategy and the revised SUN Road Map.

The M&E Framework provided a clear means of evaluating progress in each of the processes. An Outcome Mapping methodology is employed, structured around the four processes (in pursuit of four strategic objectives) as reflected in the SUN Movement Strategy 2012 – 2015.

The Outcome Mapping approach looks at how the behaviour of actors at country level (i.e. government and country networks) is changing within the context of the four processes using “ladders of change”. These ladders are made up of a set of progress markers that illustrate progressive behaviour that is expected to be displayed by the various actors.

The SUN Movement Self-Assessment Exercise was conducted Movement-wide for the first time in 2014. SUN Countries and global Networks had the opportunity to undertake the self-assessment exercise in order to give a snapshot of progress and state of institutional transformations for scaling up nutrition. The reporting mechanism ensured consistency in demonstrating progress and at the same time, illustrated the progressive behaviour changes displayed across the Movement.

Chapter 2.7 of the SUN Movement Independent Comprehensive Evaluation analysed the SUN Movement’s approach to M&E and accountability.

M&E Framework: English Français | Español | Русский عربي | Português
Initial Baseline Report: English | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | Português

2015 Self-Assessment workshop tools

Information Leaflet English Français | Español | Português | русский

Assessment Guide and Overview of Progress Markers English | Français | Español | Português | русский

Reporting Template English | Français | Español | Português | русский

2014 SUN countries Self-Assessments report


Country Reports

Bangladesh (EN)

Benin (FR)

Burkina Faso (FR)

Burundi (FR)

Cameroon (FR)

Congo, DR (FR)

Côte d’Ivoire (FR)

El Salvador (ES)

The Gambia (EN)

Ghana (EN)

Guatemala (ES)

Guinea (FR)

Haiti (FR)

Indonesia (EN)

Kenya (EN)

Kyrgyz Republic (EN)

Lao PDR (EN)

Madagascar (FR)

Malawi (EN)

Mali (FR)

Mauritania (EN)

Myanmar (EN)

Namibia (EN)

Nepal (EN)

Niger (FR)

Nigeria (EN)

Pakistan (EN)

Peru (ES)

Rwanda (EN)

Senegal (FR)

Sierra Leone (EN)

Tanzania (EN)

Tchad (FR)

Uganda (EN)

Yemen (EN)

Zimbabwe (EN)

Information Guide

Reporting Template 2018

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