Data for Decisions to Expand Nutrition Transformation (DataDENT) is a five-year initiative (2017-2022) that aims to transform the availability and use of nutrition data by addressing gaps in nutrition measurement and advocating for stronger nutrition data systems.
DataDENT is implemented by three institutions: Institute for International Programs (IIP) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Results for Development Institute (R4D). IIP manages day-to-day operations of DataDENT.
DataDENT is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. DataDENT collaborates with other data-focused initiatives and institutions such as WHO-UNICEF Technical Expert Advisory Group on nutrition Monitoring (TEAM), UNICEF, the World Bank, POSHAN-India (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition), Improving Measurement and Program Design (IMPROVE), Transform Nutrition West Africa, IDInsight, Countdown to 2030, and Alive & Thrive, .
To learn more, download the DataDENT brochure here.