How to Work With USAID: Exploring USAID Funding Opportunities
This series answers frequently asked questions about working with USAID and provides tips and examples on researching funding opportunities, creating a proposal, and building a budget and a monitoring and evaluation plan. This is a webinar.
Distance and Blended Learning, Part 1: An Overview and Introduction to Assessing Resources, Needs, and Capacities
This guide provides an overview of different kinds of distance and blended learning; insights about the advantages and challenges of each; and tools for conducting inventories, assessments, and surveys prior to implementing virtual training.
Blended Learning Using Peer Mentoring and WhatsApp for Building Capacity of Health Workers for Strengthening Immunization Services in Kenya
Peer mentoring for immunization capacity building of maternal and child health nurses using WhatsApp increased mentees' knowledge, skills, and practices; improved engagement with peers; and promoted discussion and learning. Peer mentoring and WhatsApp networking are useful blended learning methods for need-based and individualized capacity building of health workers.
Monitoring and Evaluation Online Course Repository
Program Monitoring and Evaluation: Basic Principles
This module provides an overview of the principles and practice of program monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on how to define and measure a program’s success using the appropriate indicators and research design.
Nutrition in Humanitarian ContextsFood SecurityResilienceWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
This fact sheet describes how USAID Advancing Nutrition helps improve the quality of USAID-funded Development Food Security Activities and Resilience Food Security Activities programs that address the immediate, underlying, and root causes of malnutrition and food insecurity in non-emergency contexts. The project can provide technical assistance at both the global and country levels.
Social and Behavior Change Resources for Women's Healthy Diets: 5 Gaps and Recommendations
Social and Behavior ChangeMaternal Nutrition
To explore the gaps in social and behavior change (SBC) resources for women’s healthy diets, USAID Advancing Nutrition identified quality SBC tools and resources through document review and expert interviews. In addition, we identified five key gaps in existing SBC resources and five recommendations for future research and SBC resource development.
Getting Practical: Integrating Social Norms into Social and Behavior Change Programs
While social and behavior change program implementers may be aware that social norms are powerful influencers of behaviors and outcomes, many are unsure about how to integrate social norms-shifting programming into program design.
Training and supporting materials prepare participants to identify key gender concepts, describe why gender analysis is important, explain how to conduct a gender analysis, and complete a gender integration action plan.
Aligning Best Practices and Addressing Misinformation for Optimal Infant Feeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic
BreastfeedingCOVID-19Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This brief discusses hospital best practices to encourage breastfeeding and ensure lactation success for COVID-19 infected mothers and their newborns. It also addresses whether COVID-19 can be passed from mother to infant at delivery, whether rooming-in and breastfeeding with an infected mother are safe, and whether it is safe to use donor milk during the pandemic.
Grandmothers—A Neglected Family Resource for Saving Newborn Lives
Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Grandmothers play important roles in newborn care. Grounding newborn research and interventions within a family systems framework that reflects local family structures and dynamics may be more influential in saving lives than strengthening health systems.
Adolescent Nutrition: Current Progress and Looking Ahead
Presenters provide an overview of adolescent nutrition status across seven global regions, discuss how adolescents experience nutrition across the world, and present youth-led solutions to improve nutrition in Indonesia.
Volunteer Community Health and Agriculture Workers Help Reduce Childhood Malnutrition in Tajikistan
Adolescent NutritionMaternal NutritionWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Community volunteers specializing in maternal, newborn, and child health, water, sanitation, and hygiene activities, and agriculture are an effective workforce to improve individual knowledge, attitudes, and practices that result in better nutrition and improve the dietary diversity of women and children.
The Quality of Maternal Nutrition and Infant Feeding Counselling During Antenatal Care in South Asia
BreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal NutritionNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
The effectiveness of approaches to develop frontline worker capacity in counseling on maternal nutrition and infant feeding during antenatal care in South Asia is unclear. At the same time, unequal access to services as well as the duration and frequency of counseling contacts constrain counseling quality.
Remote Developmental Evaluation: A Guide for Funders and Practitioners
COVID-19Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Developmental Evaluation (DE) seeks to improve programs by strengthening innovation and adaptation. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a shift from embedding evaluators to engaging remotely. This guide captures broadly applicable learnings and methods for successfully implementing remote DEs. This is a webinar.
From Programs to Policies: Translating Nutrition Indicators
Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Programmers often need technical, project-specific data to evaluate the effectiveness of an evaluation, while advocates frequently use more easily explicable data to illustrate trends at the macro level.
The State of Evidence and Experiences in Double Fortified Salt (Iodized Salt with Iron)
Articles focus on iron fortification practices and the implications of adding iron to salt, and whether double fortification salt (DFS) with iron and iodine reduce anemia, iron deficiency anemia, iron and iodine deficiencies, and functional outcomes.