Action - Third Community Health and Nutrition Project (CHN3) - Nutrition education - Lactating women (LW)|Pregnant women (PW)

Programme: Third Community Health and Nutrition Project (CHN3)

Programme description

CHN3 picked up where UPGK left off. CHN3 focused on capacity building, health information systems, education and service delivery in a province-based model in five provinces.

Programme type

Large scale programmes


US$ 3.6 million investment by the World Bank. US$ 0.6 million investment by the Government of Indonesia


WHO (2013) Essential Nutrition Actions – Improving maternal, newborn, infant and young child health and nutrition, which provides a compact of WHO guidance on nutrition interventions targeting the first 1000 days of life. Part I presents the interventions currently recommended by WHO, summarizes the rationale and the evidence, and describes the actions require to implement them. Part II provides an analysis of community-based interventions aimed at improving nutrition and indicates how effective interventions can be delivered in an integrated fashion. It shows how the essential nutrition actions described in the first part have been implemented in large-scale programmes in various settings, what the outcomes have been, and to examine the evidence for attribution of changes in nutritional outcomes to programme activities. This summary of CHN3 is retrieved from the ENA Part II where CHN3 is one of 32 large-scale community-based programs that has been reviewed in detail and evaluated.



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Target group: 
Lactating women (LW)
Pregnant women (PW)
Coverage level (%): 
Focus on five provinces
Outcome indicator(s): 

<p>Weight-for-age z-score (WAZ)&nbsp;</p>

M&E system: 

<p>A World Bank evaluation of the project determined that design made the project difficult to supervise and that poor monitoring and evaluation of performance made assessment of project effectiveness difficult to determine</p>


From 1989 to 2003 underweight (<-2 SD WAZ) decreased from 37.5% to 27.5% (0.71 ppt/year) despite the financial crisis of the early 1990s. This decrease may be partially attributed to a reduction in birthrate in the lowest quintile of the population.


Revision log

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