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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.

Explore our Technical Area Spotlights featuring research and tools from USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition that can help you adopt proven approaches to reduce malnutrition.

Our Focus Areas


Browse a selection of 94 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

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Strengthening Nutrition in Tanzania through Government-led Efforts and Collaborative Research

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Evidence Generation

Tanzania is leading efforts to improve multisectoral nutrition programming, with support from USAID Advancing Nutrition. Since 2019, the project has been working to develop…

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Learning from Social Norms Research in Reproductive Health

Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Understanding and responding to social norms is critical for achieving nutrition goals. The Passages Project legacy webinar shared a wealth of resources and lessons from implementation research on social norms to achieve sustained improvements in…

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Strengthening Health Worker Capacity to Provide Inpatient Treatment of Wasting in Nigeria

Capacity Strengthening Nutrition and Health Systems Wasting Treatment and Prevention

USAID Advancing Nutrition collaborates with the Federal Ministry of Health to train health workers on the treatment of acute malnutrition.

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Improving Household-Level Processing of Staple Foods in Nigeria to Save Energy and Time and Reduce Food Losses

Food Systems

USAID Advancing Nutrition is facilitating linkages among private sector mechanization providers, the government, and farmers in Nigeria.

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Capacity Strengthening of Nigeria’s State Committees for Food and Nutrition Improves Coordination and Implementation of Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activities

Capacity Strengthening

USAID Advancing Nutrition supports the Government of Nigeria to strengthen State Committees for Food and Nutrition across the country to implement nutrition and food security programs and policies.

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Enabling Data-Driven Food Systems Programming in Nigeria

Food Systems Evidence Generation

USAID Advancing Nutrition is supporting development of a national and subnational Food Systems Dashboard for informed decision-making.