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Table 1 EIN responses to identified implementation issues

From: Process evaluation outcomes from a global child obesity prevention intervention

Area of support Initiatives in process Initiatives planned
Evaluation - Creation of the EIN Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with multidisciplinary experts. - Funding and establishing an evaluation framework for 3 EIN member programs.
  - Taskforce on Global Evaluation Project. - Tailored coaching in evaluation for EIN members.
  - Taskforce on publications. - Dissemination of the WHO’s appraisal tools to EIN member programs.
  - Facilitating EIN SAB participation in international meetings on program evaluation. - Development of a common evaluation and intervention taxonomy.
  - Ongoing surveys of evaluation issues among EIN member programs.
Funding - Capacity and capability workshops for member program coordinators. - Leverage funding for evaluation activities.
  - Travel and accommodation expenses covered for specific interventions/meetings.  
  - Monitoring of public and private opportunities for program funding.  
  - Tailored support provided to EIN member programs to identify funding partners and develop relationships with public officials.  
Public-Private partnerships - Establishment of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Taskforce to ensure full transparency and avoid conflict of interest issues. - Create a common commitment charter for private partners to ensure full transparency and avoid conflict of interests.
  - Ongoing surveys on PPP administered to EIN member programs to identify levers and challenges of partnerships.  
Advocacy and Awareness - A biannual Global Obesity Forum is held for member programs and other stakeholders.  
  - Regular meetings with politics/scientists/policy-makers and partners.
  - Dissemination of scientific publications.
  - Participation in national and international conferences (+30 per year) and collaboration with major obesity conferences (e.g., Pan American Conference on Obesity, American Nutrition Society Conference).
  - Ongoing communications (website, twitter, YouTube, newsletters, flashnews, infographics, etc.).
Methodological guidance - Organisation of "Kick-off meetings" for new programs. - Specific methodological advice on request.
  - Running capacity building workshops. - Development of a comprehensive and user-friendly database.
  - Organisation of Regional Obesity meetings (European, Latin American, and Asia-Pacific).