Measuring political commitment for food and nutrition security

Sub thematic area national ownership
Sub thematic area Policy development
Type Paper summary
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Low political commitment to food and nutrition security has been recognized as a key barrier to the scale-up of effective interventions to improve nutrition. This executive summary outlines the results from the application of a rapid assessment tool designed to measure a country’s political commitment to food security and nutrition and to identify opportunities and strategies to prioritize this issue on governmental agendas.

The Political Commitment and Opportunity Measurement Rapid Assessment Tool (PCOMRAT) consists of a brief questionnaire designed to assess 1) political commitment and prioritization of food and nutrition policy, 2) policy windows of opportunity, and 3) the stakeholder and institutional setting.

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