Diet Quality and Health of the Poor

Scaling up Nutrition Programmes

Maximizing the Quality of Scaling up Nutrition Programmes (MQSUN)

MQSUN is a 8-partner consortium led by PATH and funded by UK Department for International Development (DFID). The consortium program seeks to provide technical excellence in expanding the evidence base on the causes of undernutrition; increasing innovation in DFID’s nutrition portfolio; enhancing skills and capacity to support scaling up of nutrition-related programmes; and, providing the best technical guidance available to support programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

Consortium members include PATH, Aga Khan University (AKU), Agribusiness Systems International (ASI)—a wholly owned subsidiary of ACDI/VOCA, Health Partners International (HPI), ICF International (formerly Macro International), Institute of Development Studies (IDS), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Save the Children UK (SCUK) – who collectively bring an unparalleled depth of internationally recognized expertise in nutrition, food security, social protection, agricultural market system interventions, and knowledge management with a wide geographic imprint.

IFPRI’s role will involving seizing opportunities for relevant operational and evaluative research in DFID priority/high undernutrition burden countries. Opportunities will emerge from DFID country offices over the course of the 4 year initial life span.