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The tool’s designers ranked the NSI categories on a scale of 1 – 8 (1 being the highest and 8 being the lowest) in terms of their potential impact in the three domains (agriculture, gender, and nutrition). Categories with a rank of 1-3 were designated as High, 4-6 as Med, and 7-8 as Low. See table to the right for more details on how this was done.
NSI Categories Ag Gender Nutrition
Women's Decision Making over Production 1 1 6
Women's Access to Productive Resources 2 2 7
Women's Group Participation and Leadership 4 6 8
Women's Control over Use of Income and Expenditure 6 3 3
Women's Time Allocation 5 5 4
Improved Technologies 3 4 5
Access and Availability of Diverse Foods 8 8 1
Nutrition Social and Behavior Change 7 7 2
NSI Category
Agricultural
impact
Gender
impact
Nutritional
impact
Potential NSI's
Women's Decision Making over Production HIGH

HIGH

MED

SBC training on joint decisionmaking around livestock production
Women's Access to Productive Resources HIGH

HIGH

LOW

Community-level SBC on women's mobilityFacilitate women's direct access to buyers
Women's Control over Use of Income and Expenditure MED

HIGH

HIGH

Community-level SBC on role of women as entrepreneurs
Women's Time Allocation MED

MED

MED

Create buyer linkages available at farm gate to reduce women's time burden
Nutrition Social and Behavior Change LOW

LOW

HIGH

SBC on marketing/demand creation for sale of nutritious products