• Request support for nutrition coordination, information management and nutrition in emergencies

  • التماس الدعم لتنسيق التغذية وإدارة المعلومات والتغذية في حالات الطوارئ

  • Buscar apoyo para la coordinación de la nutrición, la gestión de la información y la nutrición en situaciones de emergencia

  • Demander un appui pour la coordination de la nutrition, la gestion de l'information et la nutrition dans les situations d'urgence

  • Solicite apoio para coordenação em nutrição, gestão de informação e nutrição em emergências

Nutrition Information Systems

A Nutrition Information System collects, analyses, interprets and reports information on the nutritional status of populations and most importantly uses this information to inform appropriate response strategies. A functioning NIS is characterized by a coordinated set of processes for collecting, storing, analysing and disseminating nutrition data and information. There are various sources of nutrition data, these include various population-based surveys, sentinel sites and health facility programme data which are used in nutrition surveillance and monitoring.


The Nutrition Information System (NIS) GTWG came together in 2019 and currently has 35 members. The co-chairs are Action Against Hunger and UNICEF. The members include IMC, Valid, Save the Children, WFP, CDC and the GNC.

During the final quarter of 2021, monthly meetings were held with the full GTWG as well as five taskforce meetings- this included meetings for the Yemen taskforce as well an inaugural meeting for the predictive analytics taskforce. A revised version of guidance for the implementation of nutrition assessments in Northern Ethiopia was presented to the Ethiopia Taskforce who is currently reviewing the guidance and providing ongoing support and feedback to the country team to ensure technical quality and relevance. Additional technical gaps identified in the quarter included guidance to assess nutrition programme data quality as well as guidance for the collection of qualitative nutrition/ nutrition related data for rapid assessments. The GTWG is also exploring the potential development of standardized technical guidance for assessing IYCF practices in humanitarian contexts together with the IFE Core Group. Additional work in the quarter within the GTWG included work on an NIS in emergencies strengthening exercise exploring how NIS can be strengthened to better inform programming as well as a risk monitoring framework for Yemen which is currently being piloted.

NIS Resources