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The Basics: Planning for Formative Research for Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices

USAID Advancing Nutrition
USAID Advancing Nutrition
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Technical Guidance

This guide is intended to bridge the gap between those who have some of the knowledge and skills, but lack the specific experience in formative research for infant and young child feeding. It is intended to offer a brief orientation to the key infant and young child feeding topics, major formative research methods and techniques to apply in this area, a process for determining the appropriate formative research approach depending on program needs, and preparations for analyzing the information collected. It also includes samples and examples of formative research tools and plans and suggestions for analytical tools and formats.