National Evaluation Platform (NEP)
The National Evaluation Platform (NEP) equips government decision-makers with the tools and skills to critically evaluate the state of maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition (MNCH&N) in their countries. Empowered with evidence, policy and program leaders can make strategic decisions that lead to maximum health and nutrition impact for women and children.
THE NATIONAL EVALUATION PLATFORM WAS A
- new way to assess the effectiveness and impact of maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition (MNCH&N) programs
- systematic approach for identifying and compiling health and nutrition data from diverse sources, and ensuring that they are available for program evaluation
- core set of analytical methods for developing evidence-based answers to countries’ pressing program and policy questions
- commitment to building sustainable national capacity
NEP WAS COUNTRY-OWNED AND COUNTRY-LED
From 2014 through 2016, four African countries—Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, and Tanzania built NEPs, with funding support from the Government of Canada and technical guidance from IIP. Public institutions, including government ministries, statistics offices and research institutes, are leading actors in every aspect of NEP’s development and use. To implement NEP, countries accessed a collection of tools and curriculum that support the platform’s sustainability and adaptability. These materials were developed and customized based on country needs, yet can be used by other countries wishing to launch the NEP model.