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The power of partnerships

Our innovative partnership model leverages resources for nutrition to deliver multi-million-dollar programmes that reach as many children, women and adolescent girls as possible. By working together, we can innovate and scale-up proven interventions that both tackle the underlying causes of malnutrition and treat those in need, in turn, building healthier, more productive societies.

We welcome opportunities to expand our partnerships to accelerate the scale-up of nutrition programmes and transform the lives of millions.


Building successful partnerships

The cycle of malnutrition and the impact it has on communities in poverty cannot be broken by governments, businesses, philanthropists or civil society alone. Since 2015, we’ve built partnerships across sectors and geographies to catalyse resources and make lasting change.

Our programmes are driven by community and local authority needs. Buy-in by local officials and communities is essential to ensure long-term sustainability and impact.

We harness the resources, skills and expertise of the private sector to create impactful programmes that contribute to ESG objectives and advance progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our private sector partners include Unilever, Cargill and PVH Corp.

We work with government agencies to support their international commitments and priorities, making funding more effective by delivering multisectoral programmes driven by the needs of local communities.

We were founded by the UK Government and other government partners include Norway, Sweden, Ireland and Australia.

We have established relationships with prominent philanthropists who share our vision to end malnutrition and achieve transformational impact at scale.

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation are founding partners and we’re currently delivering programmes in partnership with other foundations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Eleanor Crook Foundation, Rotary International and Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

We work closely with the multilateral development banks to leverage new financing for nutrition. Our programmes have leveraged more than $300 million in the form of concessional loans from the World Bank, which is also one of our founding partners.

We respond to the needs of local communities to match the right implementing partners for each programme.

UNICEF UK is a founding partner and we work with a wide range of international non-governmental organisations and local non-governmental organisations. We also collaborate with civil society to advocate for the prioritisation of nutrition at both the global and local level.

We collaborate with academic institutions, such as the University of Liberia to ensure our programmes are evidence based and include a continuous cycle of monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Mothers at cooking demonstration in Rwanda

Delivering sustainable solutions that achieve shared goals

We broker partnerships to leverage skills and experience, unlock new resources and mobilise collective action to support the needs of communities and build healthier, more productive societies. Working collaboratively, our agile model recognises different partner needs, whilst always ensuring national governments are leading strategies to improve nutrition sustainably.

Working from grassroots to government level

Focusing on scale, sustainability and evidence based approaches to strengthen systems

Providing end-to-end accountability for each bespoke programme

Delivering social impact that supports ESG agendas

Providing technical expertise to co-design impactful programmes

Maximising the impact of investments to support all the SDGs

Flexible and collaborative programme design to support your objectives

Detailed reporting on your investment

Robust approach to convening the right partners for the right programmes

"We learned how to take care of ourselves. We learned about different types of food to eat, and for the past three years, we've been taking worm medicine and iron tablets provided by the hospital…. I can go to school all the time now…I can do my work at home, help my mother sell her market, and I'm no longer tired or lazy. I feel strong and healthy."


15 year old, Liberia

"We value The Power of Nutrition's ambition for scale and ability to broker innovative partnerships for nutrition."

Kate Olender

Partnerships Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Cargill

"The need for The Power of Nutrition is even more acute than ever. The Power of Nutrition has significantly impacted the World Bank’s engagement in nutrition."

Meera Shekar

Global Lead, Nutrition, World Bank

"The UK has been a keen supporter of The Power of Nutrition since its creation in 2015. We are proud of our joint efforts to improve nutrition outcomes for the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world."

RT Hon Andrew Mitchell MP

Minister for Development and Africa, UK Government

"The community health workers visit us at home, especially when one has children under the age of five. They teach us about hygiene, as well as preparing the children's meals."


Mother, Rwanda


Partnerships in action

Read more about our partnerships and programmes, supporting mothers and children across Africa and Asia with better nutrition.

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Convening Rotary International, the END Fund and Eleanor Crook Foundation for a multisectoral programme supporting mothers and children in Ethiopia

Food and nutrition security in Ethiopia is being devastated by the effects of climate change, internal conflict and displacement. This multisectoral programme brings together eight partners to create impact at scale.

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Working with Unilever, Group M, Cargill and Norad to engage mothers on nutrition and hygiene through technology in India

This programme takes an innovative approach to addressing malnutrition; through mobile technology, it improves nutrition and hygiene for families in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

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Convening partners to support the Government of Rwanda’s bold ambition to eradicate childhood stunting

Our multisectoral programme in Rwanda brings together public and private sector partners to tackle malnutrition – with great impact already, it shows the success of a holistic approach.

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Working with the fashion industry, civil society and government to support mothers and children in Bangladesh

This programme collaborates with a wide range of partners, from the apparel company PVH Corp. to UNICEF and the Government of Bangladesh, all with the goal of improving nutrition for mothers and children in Bangladesh.

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Working in partnership to empower mothers and children in Malawi so communities can thrive

This $12 million co-investment brings together a range of partners to tackle malnutrition with a holistic approach in Malawi.

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Raising the aspirations of nutrition for women and children in Maharashtra with UNICEF, the Government of Maharashtra, Norway, UBS and CIFF

A unique multisectoral programme that works hand-in-hand with the local state government to reach millions of health workers, caregivers and communities to improve the health, nutrition and wellbeing of families.

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Empowering mothers to take charge of their children’s health and nutrition in Côte d’Ivoire

This programme supported the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to tackle malnutrition using multisectoral interventions through local community platforms.

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Convening partners to support the Government of Indonesia to tackle malnutrition

Private and public sector partners are pooling resources through The Power of Nutrition to integrate efforts to tackle malnutrition in Indonesia. This programme takes a holistic approach to improve nutrition, WASH and health for mothers, children and adolescents.

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