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Beyond Stunting: Complementary Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluating USAID Nutrition Activities

USAID Advancing Nutrition
USAID Advancing Nutrition
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Technical Guidance

For over a decade, the prevalence of stunting has served as an influential indicator to highlight the importance of nutrition, inform program design and evaluate a wide range of nutrition activities. However, recent literature has critically examined the use of stunting as an indicator for evaluating the impact of nutrition interventions. This guidance document suggests approaches and indicators for comprehensively and meaningfully measuring the results of nutrition programs.