Scroll below to find descriptions and links to various tools. Where available, tools are also provided in Swahili.


Before the ASTUTE programme began, many nonprofit nutrition programmes were run parallel to, but separately from, government activities.  As a result, programme implementers often failed to communicate regularly and integrate their work plans with government efforts.  Furthermore, interventions often ended after donor-funded programming did.  To tackle this challenge, UK Aid sponsored the ASTUTE nutrition project which was deliberately co-created with the government and aligned with its Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan.  This document makes recommendations about how to engage the government in activities whose purpose is to reduce stunting in children and to improve women's diets through integrated nutrition activities. 

Collaborating effectively with the government


In Tanzania, district-level governance happens through Local Government Authorities (LGAs).  These entities were created by Government of Tanzania to decentralise government power.  When implemented properly, decentralisation involves more people at the local level in the planning and implementation of development programmes.  In this brief, you will 1) learn why it is important to engage Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in nutrition and the district level, 2) identify key approaches used, 3) describe challenges and solutions to engaging CSOs, and 4) become familiar with additional CSO nutrition tools. 

English: How to advocate for change at the district and local levels
Swahili: Uhamasishaji masuala ya lishe katika ngazi ya wilaya nchini Tanzania: tulichojifunza na dondoo kwa ajili ya asasi za kiraia (azaki)

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