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July 30, 2021

Researchers share resources to support measuring costs and benefits to multi-sectoral nutrition interventions at 2021 ANH Academy

Researchers of the Strengthening Economic Evaluation for Multi-sectoral Strategies for Nutrition (SEEMS-Nutrition) project participated in virtual workshops and oral presentations at the 2021 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health (ANH) Academy Week held in late July and early July.  The ANH Academy Week is a series of annual events that bring together the community of researchers, practitioners and policymakers working at the intersection of agriculture, food systems, nutrition and health.

On June 22nd, Project Director Dr. Carol Levin and Research Assistant Esther Choo served as facilitators of a virtual hands-on learning experience.  In the learning lab entitled, “Application of a common approach to measure the costs and benefits of your agriculture, nutrition, health program, project or intervention: A hands on learning experience!”, participants walked through a training of how to define their economic evaluation question, identify activities and inputs, costs and benefits and map these through to a standardized approach for measuring economic costs and benefits of multi-sectoral nutrition strategies. They were introduced to a set of data collection tools, excel data entry and analysis tools, and then had an opportunity to apply these to a hypothetical complex integrated agriculture, health and nutrition program.  Participants gained hands on experience through exercises aimed at estimating and reporting results on the benefits and costs of a simplified program.  Check out the training materials from the learning lab and from other learning opportunities on the SEEMS-Nutrition Training website.


On June 30th, Dr. Levin chaired a session that featured multiple SEEMS-Nutrition team members in an oral presentation panel session titled, “Cost and cost-effectiveness of ANH programs and interventions.”  Watch the recorded session below!