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Learning Lab: Introduction, guidance and application of a common approach to measure the costs and benefits for an agriculture, nutrition and health program, project, or intervention (in-person)
byANH Academy
Academy Week Learning Lab
Date and Time
From: 26 June 2023, 10:45
To: 26 June 2023, 14:35 - CAT (GMT+2)
Country: Malawi
Street: Umodzi Park Chilembwe, Lilongwe, Malawi

-13.953950331269, 33.79164839411

Open Full Event Introduction, guidance and application

This is a in-person session only. It won't be available online.

[Note: this session is in two parts with lunch in between ( 12:15 to 13:05)]

Times for this event are in CAT

Level: Basic




In this session, participants will be introduced to a guidance document, case study and step-by-step training to define their economic evaluation question, identify activities and inputs, costs and benefits and map these through to a standardized approach for measuring economic costs and benefits of Nutrition sensitive and food system interventions. They will be introduced to a set of data design, data collection and data analysis tools, and then have an opportunity to apply these to a hypothetical complex integrated agriculture, health and nutrition program. They will gain hands-on experience through exercises aimed at estimating and reporting results on the benefits and costs of a simplified program.


Preparation materials 

We recommend that you visit the resources prior to attending the session. 


SEEMS Nutrition overview and guidance

  1. ANH Academy Technical Brief ‘Economic Evaluation of Multisectoral Actions for Health and Nutrition  

  2. SEEMS Nutrition guidance document

SEEMS Nutrition Case study materials

  1. Economic evaluation of early childhood development centre-based agriculture and nutrition intervention in Malawi
  2. When Communities Pull Their Weight: The Economic Costs of an Integrated Agriculture and Nutrition Home-Grown Preschool Meal Intervention in Malawi  

SEEMS Nutrition publications

  1. The economic costs of a multisectoral nutrition programme implemented through a credit platform in Bangladesh
  2. Measurement of benefits in economic evaluations of nutrition interventions in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

  • Carol Levin (University of Washington)
  • Esther Choo (University of Washington)
  • Sagun, K.C. (Helen Keller Intl, Nepal)
  • Aisha Twalibu (University of Washington)


Note: Would you like to attend this session? Please register HERE. A survey will be sent to you via email by no later than 1 June 2023, to indicate all your preferred learning lab sessions. You can only receive the survey after you have registered.


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