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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.

Activities

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Strengthening Programming with Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements

Partner survey and interviews yielded recommendations for program design and capacity strengthening support.

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Technical Assistance to BHA and RFSA Implementing Partners

Providing technical support to improve programmatic outcomes

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Agriculture in Emergencies - What Factors Influence Nutrition Outcomes?

Informing the future design of agriculture activities to improve nutrition outcomes in emergency programs through research.

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Understanding Key Dimensions of Food Environments

Four vital assessments measure key dimensions of food environments in LMICs

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Partnering for Improved Nutrition

Lessons and recommendations from the Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab’s 10 years in partnering for improved nutrition

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Adapting Country-Specific Food Lists to Measure Diet Quality and Advance Nutrition

Collaborating to facilitate collecting reliable, comparable information on diet quality across country contexts

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Nutrition Modeling for Improved Program Effectiveness

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

At USAID Advancing Nutrition’s project launch meeting in the Kyrgyz Republic, high-level stakeholders reviewed the surprising results from the project's baseline research on nutrition practices…
USAID Advancing Nutrition Kyrgyz Republic, in cooperation with partners, successfully advocates for inclusion of nutrition counseling indicators into the health reporting system. Beginning in…
Updates on COVID-19 vaccines guidelines for breastfeeding women and human milk banking during the COVID-19 pandemic.