Programmes

Working with experienced implementing partners and governments to support national nutrition programmes that deliver at scale

our investment portfolio

The Power of Nutrition invests in high impact, scalable nutrition interventions in partnership with national governments and experienced implementing partners. Together we help improve nutrition outcomes for women, mothers, babies, young children and adolescents to significantly reduce malnutrition.

We fund nutrition programmes in countries with the highest burdens of malnutrition. We currently have investments in 15 countries, with further programmes under design. All programmes are carefully designed to deliver results at scale and are based around a core set of evidence-based interventions that have been proven to improve child and maternal nutrition outcomes. We adopt a multisystem, multisectoral approach to nutrition programming for maximum impact and sustainability.

 

where we work

 

Click on the map below to read about our current programmes and the impact our partnerships are having.

 

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APPROVED PROGRAMMES

DRC

The Power of Nutrition is partnering with the Sida and expert implementing partners to deliver a multi-year, multi-phased programme addressing malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – one of the world’s most vulnerable and conflict-affected countries. This cash transfer programme with GiveDirectly in South Kivu, represents the first phase of this multi-phased approach.

Anticipated reach: ~5,191 households which includes 7,775 children and 677 pregnant women
The Power of Nutrition contribution: $3.045m USD (via Sida)
Partner match: $6m (GiveDirectly)
Programme duration: 3 yrs

Malawi

Empowering communities in Malawi so children can thrive and succeed

This $12million co-investment brings together partners Save the Children and Give Directly in a programme designed to lower stunting levels and improve childhood development outcomes in Malawi.

The Power of Nutrition contribution: $3.3 million
Hilton Foundation: $3 million
Save the Children: $2.4 million
Give Directly: $3.3 million
Total programme size: $12 million

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

Lesotho

Lesotho Nutrition and Health System Strengthening Project

This programme sees The Power of Nutrition work with the World Bank and Government of Lesotho across 5 years, helping to transform Lesotho’s positive commitment to nutrition into effective action.

The Power of Nutrition contribution: $4.4 million
Partner match: $40 million
Total programme size: $44.4 million

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

THE POWER OF NUTRITION HAS AN AMBITIOUS PIPELINE OF FUTURE INVESTMENT PROGRAMMES IN COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST BURDEN OF MALNUTRITION

future investments

To achieve our vision of a world where every child has the right nutrition to achieve their full potential, we continually seek new partnerships and create new investments that deliver nutrition programmes where they are needed most. The Power of Nutrition has an ambitious pipeline of future programmes in countries with the highest burden of malnutrition.

We are constantly improving how we work, including operating the highest standards of monitoring, evaluation and learning and due diligence on investors. Learn more.

Our impact

Our co-investments have enabled over 115 million people (including approximately 64 million children under give, over 22 million adolescents, and more than 28 million women) to access vital health and nutrition interventions.

The Power of Nutrition has approved investments in 20 programmes across 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, representing a total co-investment portfolio worth $540 million.

  • Evelyn King (19) and Macarthur King (8 months old) go through the appetite test as part of malnutrition screening process at the Out-Patient Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia

  • A young mother and her baby visit the local nutrition center in rural Madagascar to participate in a discussion around children's nutrition and learn new cooking recipes that promote a varied diet

  • Musu Gray (30) and Alice (15 Months) wash their hands as they arrive at the Out-Patient Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia

Our Implementing Partners

 

The Power of Nutrition works with partners with extensive experience in supporting governments to scale up nutrition interventions.