This paper is the first in the GAIN Briefing Paper Series and provides an overview of the Fortification Assessment Coverage Toolkit (FACT).
Today, over 100 countries have mandatory food fortification programmes, but information on how well they are working is limited. To help tackle this, GAIN developed the FACT, which is comprised of a manual and 10 practical tools and templates.
The FACT provides details on how to plan, design, implement, analyse, and report a FACT survey. It was designed to help stakeholders collect, analyse, and synthesise standardised data on quality, coverage, and consumption of fortified foods, and fills a gap in the availability of standardised tools to generate information to understand how well programmes are working and how to improve them.