Due Diligence

OUR APPROACH TO DUE DILIGENCE

The Power of Nutrition is rigorous in our due diligence procedures. Due diligence is carried out at three stages in the investment process to ensure that we are working with the best possible partners, who share our vision and values, and only investing in programmes that are likely to deliver sustainable improvements to nutrition at scale.

1. ASSESSMENT OF NEW FUNDERS

We want to build strong and enduring partnerships with funders who share our goals and values and who recognise the transformational effect that investing in nutrition can have on people’s lives and on the health of whole economies. Before accepting funding from new donors, we conduct a full due diligence process:

  • Shared values. We ensure that the funders we work with share our values and are committed to working to reduce undernutrition on a long term sustainable basis;
  • Ethical businesses. We will only develop partnerships with organisations whose broader business aims and practices are consistent with our key aims and objectives, and who work in the best interests of the people and communities we seek to support;
  • Financial checks. We collect information from prospective donors and from third parties to allow us to carry out checks for financial risk, fraud risk, and anti-money laundering purposes.

WE WANT TO BUILD STRONG AND ENDURING PARTNERSHIPS WITH FUNDERS WHO SHARE OUR GOALS AND VALUES

ALL OUR IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT THEY HAVE THE CAPACITY AND EXPERIENCE TO DELIVER SUCCESSFUL LARGE-SCALE NUTRITION PROGRAMMES

2. ASSESSMENT OF IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS

We seek to co-invest in programmes with the most appropriate implementing partners in each context. All our implementing partners must meet the following criteria:

  • Capacity and experience to deliver successful large-scale nutrition programmes;
  • Direct experience of supporting national governments take to scale The Power of Nutrition’s 11 evidence based interventions in a sustainable way;
  • Nutrition expertise to support the design and delivery of nutrition programmes that yield positive results and improve the nutrition of children and women of reproductive age;
  • A history of successfully working with national  partners in government, business and civil society  to deliver  systemic change in the nutrition sector;
  • Commitment to robust monitoring and evaluation of programmes;
  • Commitment to learning and recognise the importance of operational research, flexibility and course-correction throughout a programme life-cycle;
  • Prioritise cost-efficiency and  are committed to delivering maximum value for money and ensuring the best possible return on investment.