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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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Monitoring and Evaluation Online Course Repository and Search Tool

USAID and other implementing and academic organizations have developed virtual Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) courses available to practitioners at no cost.

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New Tools for High-Quality Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Programming

Nutrition social and behavior change can be challenging, but the right tools can help programmers design, implement, monitor, and evaluate high quality social and behavior change programs.

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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.

On July 12, 2021, USAID Advancing Nutrition launched a new country office in Burkina Faso. USAID Advancing Nutrition Chief of Party Sidi Coulibaly chaired the event, which included remarks from…
USAID Advancing Nutrition participated in ANH Academy Week Learning Labs on collecting dietary data and behavior change for complementary feeding.
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…