OUR vision

 

The Power of Nutrition is an innovative financing and partnership platform. Our vision is a world where every child has the right nutrition to achieve their full potential. We do this by raising money and creating partnerships to advance the fight against malnutrition in Africa and Asia.

 

why invest in nutrition?

Malnutrition is the underlying cause of 45 percent of all child deaths globally. In Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, nearly 4 in 10 children are growing up suffering from stunting – a chronic condition that limits the development of their bodies and brains and impacts on all aspects of their health and wellbeing.

Investing in better nutrition – especially for children, adolescents, and women – is proven to be one of the best means we have to transform a child’s health, education and livelihood.

Yet nutrition is chronically underfunded, receiving less than 1 percent of national government budgets. And the financing gap is growing. An additional $10.8 billion is needed per year to meet the nutrition global goals by 2030.

The Power of Nutrition works to transform global nutrition financing through co-investment partnerships and innovative financing. By combining resources, we help deliver impact for the most vulnerable at a scale far greater than organisations can achieve alone.

INVESTING IN BETTER NUTRITION IS PROVEN TO BE ONE OF THE BEST MEANS WE HAVE TO TRANSFORM A CHILD’S HEALTH, EDUCATION AND LIVELIHOOD.

our IMPACT

 

where we work

The Power of Nutrition is committed to working 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.

The Power of Nutrition has invested in 13 of these countries to date – working with experienced implementing partners and national governments to develop multisectoral nutrition programmes, which are designed to improve access to nutrition for mothers, adolescents, and children in critical periods of life.

We have an ambitious pipeline of future investments that will help other countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia tackle malnutrition and improve opportunities.

our current programmes

Click on the map below to see where we invest and the impact we are having.

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APPROVED PROGRAMMES

Bangladesh

This 4-year programme, implemented by Unicef in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, aims to improve the coverage and quality of nutrition services for pregnant women and care of low birth weight infants.

Anticipated Reach: more than 1 million women and infants
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $7.5 million
Partner match: $7.5 million
Total programme size: $15 million
Implementing partner: Unicef Bangladesh, Government of Bangladesh
The Power of Nutrition Donors: CIFF, PVH & Platform Funding

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)
The Power of Nutrition Donors: The Power of Nutrition Platform Funding

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
Implementing Partners: World Bank, Government of Burkina Faso
The Power of Nutrition Donors: 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
Implementing partners: World Bank, Government of Nigeria
The Power of Nutrition Donors: Aliko Dangote Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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
Implementing Partners: UNICEF
The Power of Nutrition Donors: UBS Optimus, 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

who we work with

Convening effective partnerships is at the heart of everything we do. Since our formation in 2015, The Power of Nutrition has helped to bring together a powerful coalition of organisations that share our goals.

Our partners include our founding funders CIFF and the UK government’s FCDO, world class implementing partners including UNICEF and the World Bank, and a diverse range of philanthropies, businesses, donor governments and other investors that recognise improving nutrition is an investment that lasts. Investing in nutrition unlocks the potential of future generations and lays the foundations for socioeconomic development in the most vulnerable countries.