Joint Assessment Exercise


2016 Joint-Assessment progress and priority setting exercise

The 2016 Joint-Assessment exercise aimed to assess progress in SUN Countries between the period April 2015 and April 2016 supported by key documents and evidence. It gave an opportunity for nutrition stakeholders to come together and identify country priorities for 2016-2017 and an opportunity to reflect on challenges and to identify where support is needed to realise joint goals in-country.

The exercise was developed to be participatory process by bringing 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.

Priorities identified in Joint-Assessments guide the SUN Movement Secretariat and Networks to provide adequate support and serve the decision-making process of the SUN Movement Executive Committee and SUN Movement Lead Group, as they guide the SUN Movement.

Information Guide

Reporting Template 2018

Spider Web Posters

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