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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
  • Generates evidence through design, implementation, and dissemination of information
  • Builds global consensus around various aspects of nutrition measurement, including diet quality, hemoglobin concentration, micronutrient measurement and monitoring, among others.


Browse a selection of 21 activities from this Focus Area technical team.

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Understanding Key Dimensions of Food Environments

Enhancing our ability to monitor and evaluate market food environments in low-and-middle income countries to improve diets.

Ghana GMP services

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

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

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

USAID Advancing Nutrition recently developed an indicator dashboard to enable regions in Burkina Faso to track key Multi-Sectoral Strategic Plan for Nutrition performance indicators
An individual’s behaviors are central to the immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition, making social and behavior change (SBC) interventions in nutrition programs necessary for sustaining…
ACT-NM's new Analytical Framework is a multi- sectoral tool that can better prepare policymakers and implementers to mitigate the impact of shocks on nutrition outcomes.