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Tanzania’s New National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan: What’s New and Why? Webinar

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Capacity Strengthening
Presenters reflect on lessons learned from the mobilization of NMNAP I, shifts between NMNAP I and NMNAP II, and the collaborative process through which both came together.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Social and Behavior Change Competency Assessment: Tool for Resilience Food Security Activities

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Food SecurityResilience
A facilitated process helps implementing partners identify social and behavior change competencies of core staff and plan to strengthen and develop skills.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

How Nutrition Programs Can Level Up with Gamification

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender
Finding ways to turn desired practices or behaviors into games with achievable outcomes, providing milestones to indicate progress, recognizing success, giving participants autonomy, and making sure they feel a strong connection to the broader mission can leverage motivation and induce behavior change.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Enabling Better Complementary Feeding: Guidance and Workbook

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Complementary Feeding
This workbook highlights challenges and examples specific to social and behavior change (SBC) for improving complementary feeding. The basic concepts of high-quality SBC design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and learning can also be used to improve other nutrition behaviors.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Empowering Women Can Improve Child Dietary Diversity in Ethiopia

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Gender
The survey-based women's empowerment index assessed social autonomy, decision-making, and attitudes to violence and was a stronger predictor of the change in minimum dietary diversity than wealth, child age, and urban residence. Women’s empowerment should be integrated into nutrition interventions.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Resilient Health Systems: Adaptive Management Tools to Maintain and Strengthen Nutrition Services

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Emergency Nutrition
These tools and approaches improve emergency preparedness and support health systems to respond to increased demands resulting from seasonal and unforeseen shocks and stresses. This is a webinar.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Famine and Food Crises: Urgent and Coordinated Action Needed to Avert Wide-Scale Catastrophe

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Emergency Nutrition Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Coordinated anticipatory action and rapid response must be multi-sectoral and based on early data sharing, joint analyses, and agreed priorities.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Plans for $11 Billion to End Malnutrition at Global Nutrition Summit

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Knowledge Management Adolescent NutritionBreastfeedingInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
This investment will give governments and communities skills and resources to improve health, diets, and nutrition by supporting communities in crisis with emergency food and nutrition assistance. Greater investment will also help build resilient health systems and sustainable food systems to overcome setbacks posed by the pandemic, the global climate crisis, and recurring conflict.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Strengthening Maternal Nutrition in Health Programs: A Guide for Practitioners

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Nutrition and Health Systems Maternal Nutrition
This guide provides recommendations to add and strengthen maternal nutrition components in programs or services delivered by the health system, including actions to strengthen the overall health system and enabling environment. It includes a program planning process and additional information on collecting and synthesizing data.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Series on Adolescent Nutrition

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Nutrition and Health Systems Adolescent Nutrition
Adolescents have been neglected in national and global nutrition plans and policies. This series highlights the effect of nutrition on adolescent growth and development, the role of the food environment on food choices, and strategies and interventions that may lead to healthy nutrition and growth.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Integrating Early Detection and Treatment of Child Wasting into Routine Primary Health Care Services

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Nutrition and Health Systems
Rapidly scaling wasting services and achieving the wasting Sustainable Development Goals target requires integrating wasting treatment into primary health care services.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Growth Monitoring and Promotion in Northern Ghana: A Case Study Narrative

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Nutrition and Health Systems Growth Monitoring and Promotion
Growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) is a common platform for delivering child health and nutrition services. This report highlights findings, challenges, good practices, and innovations that stakeholders can use to foster healthy child growth and development.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Field Exchange Special Issue on Nutrition of School-Age Children and Adolescents

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Nutrition and Health Systems Adolescent NutritionCOVID-19
Developing international targets and goals and systematically tracking nutrition and mortality data are critical to assess the burden of malnutrition, monitor trends, prioritize interventions, advocate with governments, and assess programming efficacy.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Conducting Formative Research on Adolescent Nutrition: Key Considerations

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Nutrition and Health Systems Adolescent Nutrition
Involving adolescents in designing programs and efforts to inform policy allows them to make decisions about their own well-being and ensures the applicability of results in communities. This guidance includes a list of participatory nutrition research methods and pretesting resources.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

World Bank Support to Reducing Child Undernutrition: An Independent Evaluation

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Adolescent NutritionMicronutrient InterventionsWater, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
This evaluation assesses the contributions of the World Bank to improving nutrition determinants and outcomes for children.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Best Practices for Conducting a Remote Data Quality Assessment

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning COVID-19Growth Monitoring and Promotion
Using a remote data quality assessment approach facilitates routine monitoring in emergency settings or when travel is not possible. Remote approaches also protect the health and safety of service providers, government staff, data collectors, and supervisors.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

A Global Call to Action for Gender-Inclusive Data Collection and Use

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Gender
Binary representation of cisgender female and male populations perpetuates marginalization and discrimination of transgender and gender-nonconforming people and limits the ability to serve the needs of all. Authors call for a shift to using multinomial gender-disaggregation, particularly for surveyors, researchers, program implementers, policy makers, and gender rights advocates.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Household-Level Consumption Data can be Redistributed for Individual-Level Optifood Diet Modeling: Analysis from Four Countries

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning BreastfeedingGrowth Monitoring and Promotion
Results suggest that household consumption and expenditure surveys data can be used in Optifood analyses of dietary patterns and micronutrient gaps for 12- to 23-month-old children in place of individual-level 24-hour recalls. Further analyses are required for different age groups and locations.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Health Chat Featuring USAID Chief Nutritionist Shawn Baker

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Knowledge Management Adolescent NutritionBreastfeedingCOVID-19Emergency Nutrition Food SecurityInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal NutritionMicronutrient InterventionsNutrition Sensitive AgriculturePrivate-Sector Engagement
Increased investments to offset the consequences of COVID-19, expand social safety nets, and protect access to nutrition services, nutritious foods, and vitamin and mineral supplementation are critical. USAID’s Shawn Baker discusses the importance of closing financing gaps for private-sector engagement in the nutrition sector, and both stabilizing and reforming food systems for nutrition.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Reducing Child Undernutrition: Lessons from International Development

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Knowledge Management Adolescent Nutrition
Speakers discuss multi-sectoral interventions, the role of institutional strengthening to address undernutrition at national and subnational levels, how nutrition interventions can better support social norms and behavior change, and how development agencies and partner governments can use these lessons to improve nutrition programming. This is a webinar.