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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.

20 year old Possy farming with her 17 month old daughter

Understanding Food Vehicles to Supply Micronutrients in Uganda

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Building on evidence generated through USAID investments in Uganda’s fortification and supplementation programs.

A facilitator in front of a room of people leading a session

USAID Advancing Nutrition Uganda Designs a Multi-Year Capacity Strengthening Plan for the National Working Group on Food Fortification

Capacity Strengthening Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA)

USAID Advancing Nutrition recently facilitated the design of a capacity strengthening plan that will support the National Working Group on Food Fortification’s functioning and the food fortification program.

Children in Batken oblast riding a bicycle

USAID Advancing Nutrition Helps Conduct the National Integrated Micronutrient and Anthropometric Survey in the Kyrgyz Republic

The 2021 National Integrated Micronutrient and Anthropometric Survey (NIMAS) in the Kyrgyz Republic reveals food insecurities and micronutrient deficiencies among children under five and women of reproductive age.

Mother sitting with her toddler sitting on her lap, both are in a group of people sitting down outside.

Partnering with Nutrition Actors in Niger to Refine SBC Quality Tools and Increase Micronutrient Intake

Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Young children, adolescent girls, and pregnant and lactating women in rural Niger are at high risk for inadequate intake of multiple micronutrients, especially vitamin A and iron.

A group Kyrgyz women in folk-outfits on stage and singing at the event.

Promoting Good Nutrition with National Influencers and Public Events in the Kyrgyz Republic

Early Childhood Development Social and Behavior Change and Gender Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations

USAID Advancing Nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic works with national influencers and hosts public events to raise awareness on nutrition topics.

Two Ghanaian Health workers weighing a small child outside as the mother looks on.

Health Workers Tackle Malnutrition in Yikpabongo, Ghana

Capacity Strengthening Nutrition and Health Systems

Health workers in the Mamprugu-Moagduri District of Ghana are now equipped with the knowledge and support they need to identify and manage cases of acute malnutrition in children in their communities.