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 25 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

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The COVID-19 Infant Feeding Research Interest Group and Working Group

Building Global Consensus

USAID Advancing Nutrition hosts the web platform for the COVID-19 Infant Feeding Research Interest Group, as an active member and sub-group co-chair.

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M&E Online Course Repository and Search Tool

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

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

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Social and Behavior Change and Gender

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

Capacity Strengthening Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Social and Behavior Change and Gender

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

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USAID’s Modality Decision Tool Nutrition Supplement

Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts

Providing an additional tool for implementing partner decision-making in selecting resource transfer modalities to enhance nutrition outcomes through the Supplemental Nutrition emergency sub-sector.

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Technical Assistance to BHA and RFSA Implementing Partners

Capacity Strengthening Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Providing technical support to improve programmatic outcomes