Program for Improved Nutrition in Sindh

Program for Improved Nutrition in Sindh

RSPN-EU Programme for Improved Nutrition in Sindh (PINS)

Government of Sindh (GoS) through the Planning and Development Department (PDD) is implementing a six-year, from 2016 to 2021, multi-sectoral Sindh Accelerated Action Plan for Reduction of Stunting and Malnutrition (AAP), with the objective of reducing stunting rate from the existing 48 percent to 40 percent by 2021. The European Union (EU), under the EU Commission Action Plan on Nutrition 2014, is supporting GoS in addressing the issue of malnutrition. European Union has approved the Programme for Improved Nutrition in Sindh (PINS) to be implemented in ten districts of Sindh. PINS will build upon the social mobilisation approach to community driven development (CDD) of RSPN and RSPs under the EU-supported Sindh Union Council and Community Economic Strengthening Support (SUCCESS) Programme and GoS supported Union Council Based Poverty Reduction Programme (UCBPRP).

OVERALL OBJECTIVE

The overall objective of PINS is to sustainably improve the nutritional status of children under five and of pregnant and lactating women (PLWs) in Sindh corresponding to the second target indicator of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No 2.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE

PINS’ specific objective is to focus on capacitating the Government of Sindh so that it may efficiently implement its multi-sectoral nutrition policy while providing direct assistance to significantly and rapidly reduce malnutrition in rural Sindh.

GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE

PINS is a four-year programme that will be implemented across ten districts of Sindh: Shikarpur, Thatta, Kambar Shahdadkot, Larkana, Dadu, Jamshoro, Matiari, Sajawal, Tando Allahyar and Tando Muhammad Khan.

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Develop and update a dedicated Sindh multi-sectoral nutrition policy and strategic framework
  • Analyse and propose needed policy updates for decision making by the Sindh Government in consultation with relevant stakeholders
  • Design a research agenda designed and partly implemented
  • Design and implement a multi-sectoral and integrated strategy for raising awareness
  • Support the dedicated Sindh nutrition policy and strategic framework with effective policy dialogue
  • Strengthen Nutrition policy and coordination platforms
  • Review ongoing social security programmes to ensure that they are more nutrition sensitive
  • Reinforcement of technical and managerial capacities of key actors involved in the development, approval, management and implementation of dedicated Sindh nutrition policy and strategic framework/li>
  • Strengthen provincial financial procedures and improve provincial nutrition-specific information management systems