Global WACh

July 6, 2023

SEEMS-Nutrition researchers share costing analyses of nutrition-sensitive programs at ANH Academy Week

In June, researchers from the Strengthening Economic Evaluation for Multisectoral Strategies for Nutrition (SEEMS-Nutrition) project attended the 8th annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week held online and in-person in Lilongwe, Malawi.  The ANH Academy Week gathers a community of researchers, practitioners and policymakers working at the intersection of agriculture, food systems, nutrition, and health to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and learning.

SEEMS-Nutrition Project Director, Dr. Carol Levin (Health Economist and Associate Professor, Global Health), and graduate student research assistants, Esther Choo and Aisha Twalibu, represented the University of Washington/Global WACh.  They, along with colleagues from Helen Keller International (HKI) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), shared two posters and one oral presentation from costing analyses and a synthesis of costs from ongoing nutrition interventions in Nepal (focusing on women and children’s nutrition) and Burkina Faso (focusing on increased poultry production to improve nutrition).

View the abstracts and watch recordings of their presentations below.
Posters (and Mini Poster Presentations)

The Costs Of Complex Multisectoral Interventions For Improved Nutrition Outcomes: Findings From The SEEMS-Nutrition Common Approach (Carol Levin, UW)

Understanding The Costs Of A Scaled-Up Integrated Nutrition Intervention In Nepal (Sagun K.C., HKI)


Oral Presentations

Developing A New Food Environment Measure in Nepal (Esther Choo, UW)


During Dr. Carol Levin’s plenary, she presented a poem she wrote on building evidence and closing the gap on costs, cost-effectiveness, and benefits of scaling up multi-sectoral food system strategies by using the SEEMS-Nutrition approach.  Learn more about the project and access its tools at