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Scaling Up Micronutrient Programs: What Works and What Needs More Work? The 2008 Innocenti Process

Authors: 
Rolf DW Klemm,
Philip WJ Harvey,
Emily Wainwright,
Silvana Faillace,
Emorn Wasantwisut
Organizational Authors: 
Micronutrient Forum
Year Published: 
2009

The 2008 Innocenti Process was initiated by the Micronutrient Forum to critically examine knowledge related to program implementation in real world settings and culminated in a meeting at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy, in September 2008. The 2008 Innocenti Process involved three main features: (1) critically reviewing the evidence from real-world programs implemented at scale; (2) engaging and giving “center stage” to views of country-level program managers and implementers; and, (3) building consensus among key stakeholder groups on what programs have worked (strength of evidence), what makes those programs work, and what needs more work. The results, the basis of this report, reveal much about scaling up interventions; but they also reveal that large gaps remain in our understanding of the capabilities, resources, and strategies needed to implement programs effectively and to demonstrate measurable and meaningful impact.

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