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

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IYCN, Infant and Young Child Nutrition Project,USAID, US Agency for International Development

This guide is intended to assist researchers, in conducting formative assessments for infant and young child feeding (IYCF) programmes and offers a brief orientation to IYCF; describes major formative research methods and techniques that can be applied to nutrition; outlines a process for determining the appropriate formative research approach; and provides guidance for analysing the information collected. The document also includes examples of formative research tools and plans and offers suggestions for analytical tools and formats and is intended people who are familiar with formative research methods.

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