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Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

COVID-19: Shocks on Nutrition and Potential Mitigation – USAID Guiding Principles and Recommendations

Knowledge ManagementMonitoring, Evaluation, and Learning COVID-19Emergency Nutrition Food Security
Summarizing the likely impacts of COVID-19 on nutrition across sectors, this document proposes guiding principles for the response to and recovery from the current crisis. Program designers and implementers can use the document as a framework for advising nutrition.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Nepal Multisector Nutrition Plan I: 2013-2017

Adolescent NutritionAnemiaMaternal Nutrition
Nepal's Multi-sector Nutrition Plan for 2013-2017 focused on reducing maternal and child under-nutrition.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Cost Study of the Preventing Malnutrition in Children under 2 Years of Age Approach in Burundi and Guatemala

Nutrition and Health Systems Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
The Preventing Malnutrition in Children under 2 Approach (PM2A) is a preventive approach that has been shown to be more effective in reducing the prevalence of stunting, being underweight, and wasting than a traditional recuperative program model.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Training Supervisors to Mentor Health Workers Who Provide Counselling on Infant and Young Child Feeding

Knowledge ManagementNutrition and Health Systems Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This guide provides facilitators with the technical knowledge and skills they need to help supervisors mentor health workers who provide infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling.
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Men as Positive Agents of Change: Findings from a Formative Assessment

Nutrition and Health Systems Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This document summarizes the results of an assessment in Kenya’s Western and Eastern Provinces to learn how to best engage men in support of healthy maternal dietary and infant and young child feeding practices.
Adolescent Resource Bank

ANSHika Samachar (April 2019 issue)

Adolescent NutritionAnemiaWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
This newsletter highlights programs and activities conducted during the previous quarter of Project ANSH in four districts of India. Activities include teacher trainings on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) promotion, peer education, an assessment of fast food consumption among adolescents, and other health interventions.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Multisectorial Plan for Chronic Malnutrition Reduction in Mozambique (2011-2014/2020)

Adolescent NutritionMaternal NutritionMicronutrient Interventions
The Multisectorial Plan for Chronic Malnutrition Reduction in Mozambique is the country's overarching nutrition strategy. Interventions to strengthen nutrition outcomes for adolescents include monitoring anemia in adolescents ages 10 to 19, reducing early pregnancy among adolescents ages 10 to 19, and strengthening nutritional education as part of school syllabi.
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Photo-to-Illustration Guide

Social and Behavior Change
This guide highlights a specific technique for creating high-quality illustrations through a process involving tracing a reference photograph and then scanning and importing the resulting line drawing into the computer to add color, shading, and patterns.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Strengthening the Evidence Base for Nutrition Interventions during the First 1,000 Days

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Micronutrient Interventions
The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project (FANTA) conducted four major studies in Bangladesh, Burundi, Guatemala, and Malawi examining interventions aimed at preventing undernutrition during the first 1,000 days.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation for Women of Reproductive Age: An Analysis of Best Programme Practices

This document summarizes the lessons learned and best practices from ten WIFS programs for women of reproductive age (WRA). It is intended to serve as guidance to support advocacy, accelerate planning, and strengthen implementation of WIFS programs for WRA by program planners and managers.

[Webinar] On the Journey to Self-Reliance: Transitioning Nutrition Financing from USAID to Domestic Resources

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
Sustainable financing for nutrition ensures improving nutrition stays a top priority. It occurs when nutrition activities and investments are incorporated into government-managed budgets and backed by predictable financing from domestic revenues.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Men's Nutrition Knowledge is Important for Women's and Children's Nutrition in Ethiopia

Social and Behavior Change Maternal NutritionNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Men's nutrition knowledge has significant, positive, and additive associations with households', children's, and women's dietary diversity. Research exploring how nutrition knowledge is gendered and how to engage men in programming may lead to better nutrition outcomes.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Adolescent Nutrition in Demographic and Health Surveys

Adolescent NutritionAnemiaReproductive Health
This story map summarizes the state of nutrition for adolescents age 15 to 19 from 62 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and East Asia Pacific. The story map present data on underweight, overweight, and anemia.
Adolescent Resource Bank

The Rainbow Garden: Growing Colourful Food to Keep You Healthy

Adolescent NutritionMicronutrient Interventions
This is a storybook from the Children’s Participation in Action and Learning for Nutrition (PCAANS) project in Mozambique. The book aims to teach children how to grow food to keep themselves and their families healthy.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Net Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness of Universal Iron-Containing Multiple Micronutrient Powders for Young Children in 78 Countries: A Microsimulation Study

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning AnemiaInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Micronutrient Interventions
The net health benefits of micronutrient powders vary between countries, are highest where the prevalence of moderate and severe anemia is greatest but infection prevalence is smallest, and are ameliorated when coverage of the intervention is poor.
USAID Nutrition Resource Hub

Desk Review of Programs Integrating Family Planning with Food Security and Nutrition

Food Systems Food Safety
This report synthesizes learnings from 102 health and multisectoral programs, including a rich set of program examples and three case studies, to illustrate the various ways programs are integrating family planning with nutrition and food security interventions.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

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.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Early Estimates of the Indirect Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Maternal and Child Mortality in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: A Modelling Study

Early Childhood DevelopmentFood SystemsNutrition and Health SystemsNutrition in Humanitarian Contexts COVID-19Emergency Nutrition Food SecurityInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
The authors of this study estimate maternal and child deaths that may result as an indirect consequence of COVID-19 and the disruption the pandemic may cause to health systems and the food supply.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Starting from Girls: They Are the Source to Trigger a Change

Adolescent Nutrition
This paper focuses on increasing the inclusion of girls in the global debate on nutrition, agriculture, and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. It discusses what is overlooked or unknown about girls, their work, and their potential, and suggests possible directions for policymakers.
Adolescent Resource Bank

Suaahara II Annual Survey: Adolescent Panel Year 2

Adolescent NutritionAnemiaMaternal NutritionWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
This document is the data collection tool used in Year 2 of the Suaahara project, which focused on expanding health and nutrition services for adolescents in Nepal.