September 27, 2019

Nutrition Measurement Innovations

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From 2017 through 2018, the PMA2020 program piloted a new nutrition survey module in Burkina Faso and Kenya. The new survey was designed to provide government and development partners with more complete data on the coverage of nutrition-specific interventions, diet and nutritional status among children under 5, adolescent girls, and women of reproductive age, as well as household-level food security and access to fortified foods.

The new survey included a Service Delivery Point questionnaire to assess the readiness of public and private facilities to provide nutrition services. The questionnaires were designed, tested, and refined over two rounds of nationally representative data collection in each country. The PMA2020 nutrition survey included questions about coverage of nutrition-specific interventions and diet that are not commonly measured in nationally representative household surveys.