The Power of Nutrition is a global 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.
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.
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 16 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.
Click on the map below to see where we invest and the impact we are having.
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.