Partnerships

Building successful partnerships of equals

Our Partnerships

At the centre of everything we do is the recognition that strong partnerships – made up of diverse organisations that can each bring different skills, resources and experience – can achieve far more to improve nutrition and transform children’s futures than any organisation can do alone.

We pride ourselves on introducing new parties to this fundamental development issue, helping to facilitate greater understanding and awareness of undernutrition and related issues. We also seek to find ways for our partners to each bring their own unique skills and experience to bear, helping ensure that the programmes we invest in deliver exceptional results.

 

our APPROACH to partnership

We believe that collective action works best when it is based on effective partnerships of equals that make the most of all the skills that different parties have to offer.

We therefore build co-investment partnerships aligned behind government strategies to reduce under nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.  Investors from the private and public sector are part of every investment we make. By brokering broad-based partnerships, we can capitalise on a wide set of skills and experience,  unlock new resources and mobilise collective action that will help to improve children’s lives and builds healthier, more productive societies.

The Power of Nutrition’s model builds on the existing technical expertise of well-established international institutions such as The World Bank and UNICEF; these partners design and implement our investments, with input, due diligence and oversight from The Power of Nutrition, and in close collaboration with national governments.

THE POWER OF NUTRITION IS COMMITTED TO MAXIMUM RIGOUR AND EFFECTIVENESS – ENSURING EACH PROGRAMME DELIVERS THE BEST POSSIBLE RETURN ON INVESTMENT.

Our added value

The Power of Nutrition’s unique approach enables us to maximise the impact of the money it raises.

By convening powerful and dynamic partnerships between investors and implementers from the public, private and non-governmental sectors, The Power of Nutrition is able to drive up standards and instill a focus on effectiveness – ensuring each programme delivers the best possible return on investment.

By insisting on world class due diligence and taking a rigorous approach to monitoring and evaluation of our investments we are able to drive constant improvement to the programmes we help to fund and can also ensure that any lessons are applied to future investments

By working with the most experienced implementing partners, working with committed national governments and using our own specialist programmatic expertise, we can ensure that the programmes we invest in are delivered at scale and are designed to have the biggest possible impact tackling the root causes of undernutrition and stunting.

By bringing the best from all sectors into our partnerships, we are able to invest in innovation, to develop new solutions and new ways of working.

All of this is underpinned by our innovative financing model, which guarantees that every dollar invested in The Power of Nutrition is leveraged by a minimum of four times.  So, a commitment of $1 million would result in $4 million being invested in programmes designed to reduce undernutrition.

Success to date

Due to our commitment to strong partnerships and a determination to bring multiple investors together to have the greatest impact, we have been able to build powerful new partnerships that have brought vital resources, energy and rigour to each of our investment programmes.

An example of this was our recent investment in Cote d’Ivoire where we brought in five private investors – Bernard van Leer Foundation, Jacobs Foundation, Gates Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation –  alongside The Power of Nutrition match and an International Development Assistance (IDA) loan to the government of Cote d’Ivoire. (Read more about our insight on this process by clicking the button below).

By maximising our leverage and influence with our implementing partners, our financing model has created even greater matches on our investments than originally predicted and in some investments have achieved a funding ratio of more than to 7 to 1.

This success unlocking new funding has already been widely recognised. In September 2017, The Power of Nutrition was selected by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as an accelerator for driving progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, during their sponsored Goalkeepers event at the UN General Assembly meeting.

IN SEPTEMBER 2017, THE POWER OF NUTRITION WAS SELECTED BY THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION AS AN ACCELERATOR FOR DRIVING PROGRESS TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

why Partner with the power of nutrition

The Power of Nutrition has built strong and effective partnerships with a wide variety of organisations from across the world. As priorities and interests differ from one organisation to the next, we are flexible in our approach to partnerships and open to discussions on how to achieve your objectives. To see why a partnership with The Power of Nutrition could be a rewarding investment, please follow the relevant link below.

Our Partners