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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

Facilitate women's access to training and veterinary servicesSBC training on joint decisionmaking around livestock production
Women's Access to Productive Resources HIGH

HIGH

LOW

Make financial institutions and products more gender inclusiveStrengthen community-managed financial groupsTrain financial institutions on providing financial packages targeted to women
Improved Technologies HIGH

MED

MED

Introduction of improved housing for livestockIntroduction of wells or other water solutionsTraining on use of fortified feed for livestock
Access and Availability of Diverse Foods LOW

LOW

HIGH

Households plant nutritious crop for fodder and home consumptionSBC training on WASH and prevention of zoonotic diseases
Nutrition Social and Behavior Change LOW

LOW

HIGH

SBC for producers (target men) on importance of nutritious, diverse diets