WASHINGTON, D.C. — Results for Development (R4D) today announced that, as part of a group of partners led by JSI, it will help implement the new USAID Advancing Nutrition program. The five-year program will bring together international and local organizations from various sectors and different disciplines to design, implement and evaluate activities that combat malnutrition.
“We are delighted and honored to be part of the group of partners implementing USAID new flagship program to implement its multi sectoral nutrition strategy,” said Augustin Flory, managing director for nutrition at Results for Development. “USAID has been a leader in advancing the nutrition agenda globally and in country, and we look forward to working with USAID and its country missions, global and country partners to accelerate progress towards the Global Nutrition Targets and the SDGs, with a strong focus on multi sectoral approaches and systems strengthening.”
Poor nutrition results in millions of deaths among children each year and costs billions of dollars in lost productivity. USAID Advancing Nutrition will take a multi-sectoral approach to address the root causes of malnutrition by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.
The major focus of R4D’s work will be the USAID Advancing Nutrition learning agenda and approach. In addition to providing technical support and staffing, R4D will contribute to the program’s efforts on measurement, implementation, research and learning.
“This new initiative has enormous potential to improve the health and nutritional status of vulnerable populations around the globe by working across sectors to address the root causes of malnutrition,” said Heather Danton of JSI, director of the USAID Advancing Nutrition program. “JSI is excited about this opportunity to work with a wide range of partners to improve nutrition outcomes for people, families, and communities in support of the Agency’s efforts to save lives and promote strong, productive citizens and self-reliant societies.”
Other core implementing partners for the USAID Advancing Nutrition include Helen Keller International, National Cooperative Business Association, CLUSA International, Save the Children U.S., the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, The Manoff Group, The African Nutrition Leadership Programme at North-West University, South Africa, Cornell University and the University of California-Davis.
About Results for Development
Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve results for development, too. For more information, visit our website at: www.r4d.org.
Sylla Diongto, Senegal. Photo © USAID/Morgana Wingard