Investments

Working with experienced implementing partners and governments to support national nutrition programmes that deliver at scale

our investment portfolio

The Power of Nutrition invests in the scale up of high impact and proven nutrition interventions in partnership with national governments and experienced implementing partners, in a collective effort to improve nutrition outcomes for women, mothers, babies and young children and significantly reduce stunting.

We fund large scale nutrition programmes in countries with the highest burdens of stunting, where stunting rates are 30 percent or higher or at least 250,000 children under five are affected by stunting and prevented from reaching their full potential.

We currently have live investments in 12 countries, with further programmes under design. Each programmes is carefully designed to deliver impact at scale and is based around a core set of evidence-based interventions that have been proven to improve child and maternal nutrition outcomes in countries with the highest rates of undernutrition.

 

where we work

 

Click on the map below to learn more about our current investments and the impact our funding is having.

 

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APPROVED PROGRAMMES

Liberia

Liberia Phase Two Programme (2020-2023)

Building on the significant progress made in Phase One of our Liberia investment (2017-2020) The Power of Nutrition and UNICEF are continuing their partnership in Liberia and committing to a further 3 year programme.

Anticipated Reach: 1.3 million additional women and children
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $5 million
Partner match: $5 million
Total programme size: $10 million
Implementing partners: UNICEF, Government of Liberia
The Power of Nutrition Donors: FCDO, Medicor Foundation

India

Maharashtra Nutrition Programme, India (2019-2023): Making Nutrition Aspirational for Children and Women

The Power of Nutrition is working alongside UNICEF and the Government of Maharashtra, India, to build upon and strengthen essential nutrition services in Maharashtra at both a district and state level.

Duration: 5 years
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $5m
Partner match: $5m
Total programme size: $10m
Programme Partners: UNICEF, Government of Maharashtra (India)

India

Gujarat, India

The Power of Nutrition, Care, and Action Against Hunger are supporting The Government of Gujarat in their delivery of the Gujarat Nutrition Programme.
Anticipated reach: averting 42,500 cases of stunting, 8,470 cases of maternal anaemia and 1,781 deaths of children under 5
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $5 million
Partner match: $5 million
Total programme size: $10 million
Implementing partners: CARE International-UK, CARE India, Action Against Hunger UK, Action Against Hunger India
The Power of Nutrition donors: UBS Optimus

Indonesia

The Better Investment for Stunting Alleviation (BISA) programme is $10m partnership between The Power of Nutrition, APC, DFAT, Save the Children and Nutrition International in Indonesia to assist the Government transform lives.

Anticipated Reach: more than 3 million people
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $5 million
Partner match: $5 million
Total programme size: $10 million
Implementing partners: Save the Children and Nutrition International
The Power of Nutrition Donors: DFAT, Asia Philanthropy Circle

Burkina Faso

The Burkina Faso Health Service Reinforcement Project

The Power of Nutrition and the World Bank are supporting the nutrition component of the Government of Burkina Faso’s Health Services Reinforcement Project.

The Power of Nutrition contribution: $10m
Partner Match: $20m
Total Programme Size: $30m
Programme Partners: World Bank, Comic Relief USA

Nigeria

Bank-Executed Trust Fund for the Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria Programme

The Power of Nutrition and the World Bank are supporting the Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) programme by establishing a pool of Bank-Executed Trust Funds (BETF).

The Power of Nutrition contribution: $3.9m
GFF and PANRiN Contribution: $5m
Total Trust Fund Portfolio: $8.9m
Total ANRiN size: $225m IDA; $7m Global Financing Facility
Programme Partners: Aliko Dangote Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank.

Benin

Ground breaking behaviour change programme to improve diet and infant feeding in Benin

The Power of Nutrition and UNICEF are supporting Benin Government to improve the reach and quality of nutrition services and increase their utilisation by women and children in three regions with the highest stunting burdens.

Duration: 6 years
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $5m
Partner match: $5m
Total programme size: $10m
Programme Partners: UNICEF, UBS, UKAID

Tanzania

Strengthening Primary Health Care for Results (2015 – 2020)

The Government of Tanzania, the World Bank and The Power of Nutrition are partnering to reduce child undernutrition in Tanzania, where 34.4 percent of children under five are stunted.

Anticipated Reach: 20 million children and 5 million mothers
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $20 million
Partner match: $24 million
Total programme size: $44 million
Implementing partners: World Bank, Government of Tanzania
The Power of Nutrition Donors: CIFF, DfID, Comic Relief

Rwanda

Rwanda Stunting Reduction Programme (2018 – 2021)

The Government of Rwanda, the World Bank, the Global Financing Facility, and The Power of Nutrition are partnering to reduce child undernutrition in Rwanda, where 38 percent of under fives are stunted.

Anticipated Reach: 560,000 children and 1.1 million women
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $35 million
Partner match: $84 million (IDA + the Global Financing Facility)
Total programme size: $119 million
Implementing partners: World Bank, Government of Rwanda
The Power of Nutrition Donors: DfID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Madagascar

An Integrated Approach to Improving Nutrition Outcomes in Madagascar (2018 – 2022)

The Government of Madagascar, the World Bank and The Power of Nutrition are partnering to reduce child undernutrition in Madagascar, where 47 percent of children under five are stunted.

Anticipated Reach: 2 million children and 650,000 mothers
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $10 million
Partner match: $80 million
Total programme size: $90 million
Implementing partners: World Bank, Government of Madagascar
The Power of Nutrition Donors: CIFF, DfID, Comic Relief, UBS Optimus Foundation

Liberia

Liberia Phase One Programme (2017 – 2019)

The Government of Liberia, UNICEF and The Power of Nutrition are partnering to reduce child undernutrition throughout all 15 counties in Liberia, where 32.2 percent of children under five are stunted.

Anticipated Reach: more than 800,000 children and 700,000 women
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $4.6 million
Partner match: $4.6 million
Total programme size: $9.2 million
Implementing partners: UNICEF, Government of Liberia
The Power of Nutrition Donors: CIFF, DfID, Medicor Foundation, UBS Optimus Foundation

Côte d'Ivoire

Multisectoral Nutrition and Child Development Programme in Cote d’Ivoire (2018 – 2023)

The Power of Nutrition has brought together numerous partners to support the Government of Côte d’Ivoire's national plan for nutrition.

Anticipated Reach: 1.1 million children and 265,000 women
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $10.4 million
Partner match: $50 million
Total programme size: $60.4 million
Implementing partners: World Bank, Government of Cote d’Ivoire
The Power of Nutrition Donors: CIFF, DfID, Jacobs Foundation, Bernard van Leer Foundation, UBS Optimus, Gates Foundation

Ethiopia

Achieving Maternal and Child Nutrition Results in Ethiopia (2017 – 2021)

The Government of Ethiopia, the World Bank and The Power of Nutrition are partnering to reduce child undernutrition in Ethiopia, where 38 percent of under fives are stunted.

Anticipated Reach: 16.7 million children and 1.7 million mothers
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $20 million
Partner match: $20 million
Total programme size: $40 million
Implementing partners: World Bank, Government of Ethiopia
The Power of Nutrition Donors: CIFF, DfID, Comic Relief, Nutrition International, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

THE POWER OF NUTRITION HAS AN AMBITIOUS PIPELINE OF FUTURE INVESTMENT PROGRAMMES IN COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST BURDEN OF UNDERNUTRITION AND STUNTING

future investments

To achieve its long-term objectives, it is important to continue build on our existing portfolio and make new investments that support new nutrition programmes where they are needed most. The Power of Nutrition therefore has an ambitious pipeline of future investment programmes in countries with the highest burden of undernutrition and stunting.

We are currently working with partners towards entering new countries such as India – where the national stunting rate is 38.4 percent, representing nearly 47 million children, and Indonesia, where the national stunting rate is 37.2 percent, representing 9 million children.

 

ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES

The Power of Nutrition has a list of eligible countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, with a stunting prevalence equal to or more than 30% or at least 250,000 children stunted. To see a full list, please click here.

Our impact

PON impact infographic

To date, results available from 10 programmes* in The Power of Nutrition’s portfolio show that our co-investments have enabled over 60 million people (including approximately 40.3 million children under age 5, 1.2 million adolescents, and more than 18.5 million women of reproductive age and adolescent girls) to access vital health and nutrition interventions.

As of December 2020, The Power of Nutrition has approved investments in 15 programmes across 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, representing a total co-investment portfolio worth $478 million.

To assess the impact we are having and to ensure that we are constantly improving how we work, we operate the highest standards of monitoring, evaluation and learning – to learn more please click here.

 

*Tanzania, Liberia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Benin, Gujarat and Maharashtra
  • Evelyn King (19) and Macarthur King (8 months old) go through the appetite test as part of malnutrition screening process at the Out-Patient Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia

  • A young mother and her baby visit the local nutrition center in rural Madagascar to participate in a discussion around children's nutrition and learn new cooking recipes that promote a varied diet

  • Musu Gray (30) and Alice (15 Months) wash their hands as they arrive at the Out-Patient Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia

Our Implementing Partners

 

The Power of Nutrition works with partners with extensive experience in supporting governments to scale up nutrition interventions.