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USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Guidance on Monitoring and Assessing Collaboration for Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Projects

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
Guidance for USAID Missions and implementing partners on how to monitor and assess collaboration as part of multi-sectoral nutrition projects. Includes how to monitor collaboration at the activity level and the portfolio level for Missions; this guidance will enable Missions and partners to document and evaluate their collaboration.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Formative Research Guidance for Adolescent Nutrition

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Nutrition and Health Systems Adolescent Nutrition
USAID Advancing Nutrition developed this guidance outlining key considerations for conducting formative research on nutrition behaviors with adolescents. Involving adolescents in designing programs and efforts to inform policy empowers them to make decisions about their own well-being and ensures the applicability of results in communities.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Formative Research Guidance for Adolescent Nutrition

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Nutrition and Health Systems Adolescent Nutrition
USAID Advancing Nutrition developed this guidance outlining key considerations for conducting formative research on nutrition behaviors with adolescents. Involving adolescents in designing programs and efforts to inform policy empowers them to make decisions about their own well-being and ensures the applicability of results in communities.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Defining Social and Behavior Change Competencies for Community-Based Multi-Sectoral Nutrition (French)

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Social and Behavior Change
This resource identifies 47 key competencies that are important for community health workers (CHWs) to demonstrate in order to carry out high-quality social and behavior change (SBC) interventions to improve nutrition.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Strengthening Nutrition Activities-Gender Integration Infographic

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Social and Behavior Change
This infographic illustrates the project's progress with gender integration over project year three.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Monitoring Social and Behavior Change for Multi-Sectoral Nutrition

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Social and Behavior Change
High-quality SBC design requires multiple steps, beginning with prioritizing behaviors. The Prioritizing Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Behaviors tool guides you through that process based on the overall goals and objectives of your program’s theory of change or results framework.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Using Research to Design a Social and Behavior Change Strategy for Multi-Sectoral Nutrition

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Social and Behavior Change
Nutrition social and behavior change (SBC) programmers can use this tool during program or activity design to shape research findings into an SBC strategy that leads to optimal nutrition behaviors.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Prioritizing Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Behaviors

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Social and Behavior Change
This tool helps nutrition program planners and implementers achieve effective social and behavior change by sharpening their focus on fewer behaviors. Tables and instructions guide users through the four steps needed to prioritize behaviors.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Guidance brief on Tracking and Assessing Costs

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
This brief summarizes guidance for planning, tracking, and assessing costs of multi-sectoral nutrition activities. It highlights resources USAID missions and its implementing partners (IPs) may find useful for conceptualizing costing and presents resources providing detailed guidance on key phases.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Social and Behavioral Change Competency List for Multi-Sectoral Nutrition (French version)

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Social and Behavior Change
Cette liste de 52 compétences du CSC guide les managers et les praticiens du CSC pour définir les compétences les plus pertinentes et identifier les lacunes dans les compétences de leurs équipes. Ces compétences décrivent les connaissances, les attitudes et les aptitudes dont le personnel doit faire preuve pour concevoir, mettre en œuvre et évaluer les programmes de CSC.
Monitoring and Evaluation Online Course Repository

Evaluating Public Health Programs at Scale

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This course provides an introduction to evaluating public health programs at scale. This course focuses on evaluating public health programs and policies in low- and middle-income countries, however, core skills of designing and carrying out an evaluation are applicable to any public health programs and policies.
Monitoring and Evaluation Online Course Repository

Measuring and Modeling Impact in Evaluations

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This course provides a better understanding of different measures of impact that could be used in the evaluation of a program in the areas of maternal and child health and nutrition.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Locally Led Development: Partnering for Improved Nutrition Brief

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Food SafetyFood SecurityNutrition Sensitive Agriculture
USAID Advancing Nutrition conducted a learning activity with a USAID- funded project in India: Scaling Innovative, Nutrition-Sensitive Fisheries Technologies and Integrated Approaches through Partnerships in Odisha, India. We aimed to capture insights from the project’s experiences partnering to improve food security and nutrition outcomes in Odisha State.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Community Health Worker Competency List for Nutrition Social and Behavior Change

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Capacity Strengthening
This resource identifies 38 competencies that are important for community health workers (CHWs) to demonstrate in order to carry out high-quality social and behavior change (SBC) activities for improved nutrition. Nutrition project managers and Ministries of Health can use this list as a starting point for assessing, developing, and evaluating CHW SBC skills.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Human Resources for Care of Small and Sick Newborns: The Role of Midwives and Nurses in Protecting, Promoting, and Supporting Breastfeeding

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Knowledge Management
Midwives, nurses and physicians play a critical role in protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding in health facilities. Part of a series coordinated with the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and NEST360, this webinar highlights the experiences of practitioners in Nepal and Rwanda.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Getting Food Systems Right from the Start: How They are Failing Young Children and What We Can Do About It?

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Social and Behavior Change BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Infant and young child feeding practices are normally seen as individual behavior health practices to be protected by health systems interventions. However, globalization of the baby food industry, and the shift of labor and production out of the home, has shaped feeding decisions.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Stronger With Breastmilk Only Initiative: Catalog of Resources

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Social and Behavior Change Breastfeeding
The catalog provides strategic guidance and tools to design, implement, and monitor a “Stronger with Breastmilk Only” initiative and stresses that initiatives, regional advocacy, and communication products consider country context. It includes a guide for developing an evidence-driven social and behavioral change strategy. It is available in English and French.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Quality of Maternal Nutrition and Infant Feeding Counselling during Antenatal Care in South Asia

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Social and Behavior Change BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
There are evidence gaps about the quality of maternal nutrition and infant feeding counseling during antenatal care and the effectiveness of approaches to improve quality. Research suggests that unequal access to services, limited capacity-strengthening opportunities for frontline workers, and the short duration and frequency of counseling contracts constrain quality.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Maternal and Child Factors Associated with Timely Initiation of Breastfeeding in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Breastfeeding
Timely initiation of breastfeeding was lower among married women, working women, women who watched television, women who delivered through caesarean section, and those with multiple births than among women who do not meet those criteria. Policies, behavioral change communication programs, and supportive care are critical to close gaps.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Breastfeeding Protection, Promotion, and Support in Humanitarian Emergencies: A Systematic Review of Literature

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
While Infant and Young Children Feeding in Emergency guidelines outline interventions to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding, these recommendations are rarely applied. Research evaluating the influence of interventions aimed at improving breastfeeding in emergency settings is important to encourage and implement optimal breastfeeding practices. This article is behind a paywall.