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Accurate and reliable data are essential for effective nutrition action. Yet the data available for decision-makers are often limited, making scientific evidence difficult to translate into action through policy and programs. Through a defined process of collaborating, learning, and adapting, USAID Advancing Nutrition helps multi-sectoral nutrition programs increase their impact.

Our work:

  • Applies best practices in nutrition measurement and costing to identify and address data gaps through tailored measurement, evaluation, research, and learning practices
  • Contributes to evidence generation through design, implementation, and dissemination of information
  • Builds global consensus around various aspects of measurement in diverse fields of study, including diet quality, hemoglobin concentration, micronutrients, and others.


Improving the understanding and use of tools for designing and implementing effective nutrition policies and programs.
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