Evaluation of the Emergency Nutrition Network
The Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) was set up in 1996 to improve practice and record important lessons experienced in the emergency food and nutrition sectors. ENN produced a publication, Field Exchange (FEX), to act as a forum that would help to fill this gap in knowledge sharing. From its early years ENN was also engaged in supporting interagency collaboration to develop guidance and training for infant feeding in emergencies, a strand of work that still continues. It has since taken up other related themes, and it now also publishes Nutrition Exchange (NEX) and runs an on-line forum (en-net) to support practitioners in emergency nutrition. ENN undertakes reviews and research linked to current nutrition themes, and facilitates various meetings and collaborations.
Mokoro provided a team, led by Stephen Lister, to undertake an evaluation of ENN. The evaluation of ENN was specified as a performance evaluation, balancing a summative assessment of ENN performance over the past 5 years (2010–2015) with formative conclusions to influence ENN strategy and programme design for the coming period. The evaluation included a review of currently available planning and programming documents and also took account of ENN’s earlier history.