Our partnerships with donor governments

The Power of Nutrition has been mandated to mobilise $1 billion of new financing for nutrition by 2022. Partnerships with donor governments can play a key role in achieving this goal.  The Power of Nutrition’s approach is to broker collaborative partnerships between the public and private sector with investment targeted at high impact nutrition specific interventions.

why invest in nutrition

It is now widely recognised that if we are to meet the targets set out in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals then the development community must find innovative ways to partner with the private sector and use their funds to unlock additional financial resources. Yet nutrition is dangerously underfunded with latest figures reporting that just 0.5% of Official Development Assistance (ODA) is channelled to this sector.

In spite of this, improving nutrition offers donor governments one of the best long term returns on investment – for every $1 invested now $16 will be returned.

By improving access to nutrition in the crucial first 1000 days, we can help ensure a child has the best chance of succeeding in school, making the most of their education and reaching their potential. At a nationwide level, this will lead to stronger, more productive and resilient workforces, contributing to long term economic growth and sustainable development.

Investing in nutrition therefore offers one of the best ways to help countries to thrive and pull themselves out of aid dependency.

IMPROVING NUTRITION OFFERS DONOR GOVERNMENTS ONE OF THE BEST LONG TERM RETURNS ON INVESTMENT

DONOR GOVERNMENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEVERAGE THEIR  RESOURCES

why partner with the power of nutrition

By working with The Power of Nutrition, donor governments have the opportunity to leverage their  resources to not only invest in high impact interventions but to do so collaboratively, at a low cost, whilst also acting as a catalyst to private sector investment.

what we offer our partners

  • Strategic investment in high-impact nutrition interventions to reduce stunting;
  • Leverage resources by a minimum of four times, guaranteed;
  • Using funds to act as the catalyst for private sector investment into nutrition;
  • Building on existing technical expertise of a variety of well-established institutions;
  • A partnership model that pulls financing behind national priorities;
  • Sustainable investments that impact beyond lifetime of investment;
  • Transparent and high-quality reporting;
  • Rigorous due diligence on all investments;
  • Significant research and donor mapping prior to investment;
  • Ensuring that an investor cannot two sides of and investment;
  • Alignment with aid effectiveness principles;
  • View each transaction as an investment (even if grant funding);
  • Low transaction costs;
  • Alignment with specific priorities if required.

USING GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO ACT AS THE CATALYST FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT INTO NUTRITION

CONTACT US

If you are interested in learning more about our partnerships with High Net Worth Individuals and how you could get involved, please contact:

 

Alex Burr, Associate Director, Partnerships & Brands

aburr@powerofnutrition.org   

 

 

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