Community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) coverage survey in northern Nigeria
We at Valid International believe that there is a better way for organisations to approach assessments. With the appropriate metrics to measure the problem or issues in question, robust analytics to estimate the value of the indicators being measured, the right technology – simple to use tools that aid in making assessments rapid and efficient, and an effective training that is based on a learner-oriented and problem-based learning system, organisations can take control of their assessment needs and goals.
Our Metrics module provides solutions to questions on what indicators to measure and how they can be measured. We offer services on indicators development, assessment design and assessment implementation.
Our Analytics module supports the interpretation of the metrics and provides explanations to why the metrics are the way they are. We offer services on data analysis and on data visualisation.
Our Technology module addresses needs for tools to use for data systems and frameworks that sustain organisation data use. We provide services on data management systems and software tools and applications development.
Our Training module provides solutions to organisations' needs on capacity building for assessments. This is a cross-cutting module that covers all the training needs across the metrics, analytics; and technology modules.
All training materials are currently being put together into a web-based learning management system that will allow learners to lead and manage their own learning process and will allow for training to be facilitated by our experts remotely. The learning management system is expected to be online by mid-2016.
“More than half of the world’s population is urban and although cities are often seen as economic powerhouses urban growth also leads to poverty, inequality and exclusion, most evident in the rapidly growing number of people living in disadvantaged urban areas. Because growing up in slums cuts children and young people off from the benefits of citizenship and from the opportunities of social mobility that the city could (and should) offer, children and young people residing in slums are increasingly marginalized from social, political and economic opportunities as well as participation in decision making (governance) and development initiatives. The poor
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has awarded Valid International with one of six grants under 3ie’s humanitarian assistance thematic window specifically on the theme of impact evaluations of programmes targeting moderate acute malnutrition in humanitarian situations. 3ie’s overall thematic window grant programme is designed to support the generation of high-quality evidence on important topics in international development, where impact evaluations and evidence of effectiveness are lacking. Valid International has been granted funding for our proposal on impact evaluation of the Food-based Prevention of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (FBPM) programme in Sudan implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP).
Coverage – the proportion of all people needing or eligible to receive a service who actually receive that service – is an important measure of a programme’s ability to meet need. Timely, appropriate and high-quality monitoring of coverage is therefore essential in planning, implementing and tracking the progress of programmes such as those for maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition1. However, large gaps still exist with regard to coverage data and assessment of these programmes1,2,3. For example, only 11 out of 75 countries that account for 95% of maternal and child deaths had data on all 8 coverage indicators
This report provides output for Phase 1 of DFID’s spatial mapping of nutrition programming project. The overall project comprises two discrete phases and aims to better understand if and how spatial analysis can help to coordinate and co-locate nutrition relevant programmes. The rationale for the project is based on the recognition that cross-sector actions are essential to achieve sustained reductions in undernutrition, yet to date limited information is readily available on the spatial overlap of interventions funded by DFID and others to tackle the problem. In addition, data on the determinants of malnutrition is rarely accurately mapped and prevalence data