USAID Advancing Nutrition draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement, and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Working across and through varied sectors, we provide technical support to and implementation of nutrition interventions for USAID and its partners to address the root causes of malnutrition. We also provide technical assistance to USAID to support the implementation of the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025 in the many countries where USAID works.

Our Focus Areas

Activities

Browse a selection of 48 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

Woman working in a community vegetable garden with her toddler on her back.

Partnering with Nutrition Actors in Niger to Refine SBC Quality Tools and Increase Micronutrient Intake

Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Young children, adolescent girls, and pregnant and lactating women in rural Niger are at high risk for inadequate intake of multiple micronutrients, especially vitamin A and iron.

A group Kyrgyz women in folk-outfits on stage and singing at the event.

Promoting Good Nutrition with National Influencers and Public Events in the Kyrgyz Republic

Early Childhood Development Social and Behavior Change and Gender Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations

USAID Advancing Nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic works with national influencers and hosts public events to raise awareness on nutrition topics.

Two Ghanaian Health workers weighing a small child outside as the mother looks on.

Health Workers Tackle Malnutrition in Yikpabongo, Ghana

Capacity Strengthening Nutrition and Health Systems

Health workers in the Mamprugu-Moagduri District of Ghana are now equipped with the knowledge and support they need to identify and manage cases of acute malnutrition in children in their communities.

Ghana GMP services

Facilitation of the Agile Core Team for Nutrition Monitoring (ACT-NM)

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Building Global Consensus

Collaborating on key products related to nutrition data collection during COVID-19.

Ann Mueni, 20 with her daughter receiving the nutrition supplements from Nutritionist Alice Wanjiru during a clinic visit at Reuben Health Center

Documenting COVID-19 Adaptations in USAID Nutrition Programs

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Evidence Generation Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA)

Tracking adaptations of USAID-funded nutrition activities in response to COVID-19.

Three mothers holding their small children, while they are smiling outside

Establishing a Women’s Diets Learning Agenda

Food Systems Diet Quality Measurement Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Evidence Generation Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Adolescent Nutrition

The project aims to generate global learning, evidence, and innovative practices on how to improve women’s diets.