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A community health worker in Uganda counsels a male and female couple on nutrition best practices.
Photo Credit: Naziru Muzungu/Malaika Media for JSI

Program evaluations play a critical role in improving the quality and determining the effectiveness of social and behavior change (SBC) strategies and approaches needed to achieve nutrition program outcomes. This workshop aims to provide valuable insights on how to use evaluative SBC data to tackle common issues in program implementation. Participants learned about using that data to effectively adapt and advocate for SBC in nutrition programming. Whether you're an SBC programmer, USAID staff member, or a monitoring, evaluation, and learning expert, this workshop was designed to benefit you.

During this 2-hour session, participants engaged in informative discussions and practical activities, empowering them to effectively leverage evaluative data for adaptive management.

Webinar Recording

Webinar Recording (French)


  • Laura Itkowitz is a senior nutrition social and behavior change advisor with the USAID Bureau for Global Health. Laura has spent over ten years working on social and behavior change, community health, and nutrition across three continents with USAID and various international organizations.
  • Shaneka Thurman is a social and behavior change advisor with USAID Advancing Nutrition. She leads two work streams including SBC measurement and demand generation/social marketing. She has led and supported research and program implementation in several areas of public health and nutrition. 
  • Veronica Varela is a monitoring, evaluation, and learning technical advisor with USAID Advancing Nutrition. She leads and supports the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of various activities across the project. She has over 8 years of experience supporting maternal and child health, nutrition and reproductive health programs.
  • Riley Auer is a social and behavior change project officer with USAID Advancing Nutrition. She manages and contributes to several activities within the project's portfolio, including implementation research to strengthen the quality of peer groups, and the development of technical guidance for formative research and evaluations of SBC activities.
  • Kelsey Torres is a nutrition and social and behavior change (SBC) advisor with USAID Advancing Nutrition. She leads the project's activities around quality SBC, provides cross-cutting SBC support for the project's health systems and early childhood development work streams, and supports implementation of the project's gender equality strategy. She has over 10 years of experience in public health and nutrition.