Our strategy for greater impact in 2022-2025
Our new 2022-2025 Strategy – “Transforming Global Nutrition Financing” – is a bold, ambitious response to a challenging environment for global nutrition, with progress reducing malnutrition on the decline and the nutrition financing gap growing year on year.
The strategy lays out three strategic shifts that will help us increase funding for nutrition, ensure it is spent well, and that nutrition is prioritised at the global level. They are bold and ambitious, while being rooted in our proven track-record and maintaining the core elements of our model that are valued by partners – match-funding, delivering high leverage, and convening multiple actors for greater, joint impact.
Together, these shifts aim to unleash our potential as a world-leading nutrition financing partnership platform. Read full strategy.
We are living up to our name by shifting beyond a focus on stunting to tackle all forms of malnutrition – underweight, stunting, wasting, micronutrient deficiencies and even a partial expansion into overweight and obesity. We will expand our approach from a historically health systems focus to a multisectoral model, leveraging the collective impact of health, food systems, social protection, water, sanitation and hygiene, early child development and gender on nutrition outcomes. We will keep our focus on improving nutrition outcomes in countries across Africa and Asia with the highest burdens of undernutrition.
We will shift from one prescriptive to two responsive, innovative models:
• Nutrition Flex – a more flexible version of our current model, still focused on overall leverage, scale and sustainability, but with more accommodating partnership criteria and the ability to create products people want.
• Nutrition Ventures – a new entity that will identify, pilot, develop and scale innovative mechanisms that will allow us to tap into the rapidly expanding innovative financing space, including: payment-by-results, blended finance, impact investing, market guarantees, insurance, capital market social bonds and the rapidly growing global demand for wider ‘ESG – Environment, Social and Governance’ investments. Nutrition Ventures aims to be a global hub for innovative nutrition financing. It will allow us to go where the money is – moving beyond purely traditional grant finance by embracing the full potential of new financing flows and replicating successes seen in other sectors.
This more flexible model will help us re-energise partnerships and significantly expand our donor base to unlock new funds and exciting partnerships.
Since inception, The Power of Nutrition has been working to change the world for nutrition, yet our fixed model has often restricted our potential. With the above shifts, we are now better positioned to embrace the scale of our ambition and work for the greater good. We will place collaboration at the heart of all our work, acting more as a champion for the global nutrition sector. We will pursue transformational partnerships, act as a public good, advocate at the global level, elevate the broader sector’s work, participate in global dialogue, and ‘sell’ malnutrition to non-traditional investors as the top cause to tackle.
From 2022-2025, our programmes will contribute to the prevention of approximately:
This means that in our first decade (from 2015-2025), we will have contributed towards the prevention of:
Outcomes 2026-2029: Many of our new programmes will extend beyond 2025, and as such most of their impact will be seen in 2026-2029 – preventing an additional 460,000 cases of stunting, 405,000 cases of maternal anaemia, and 12,000 deaths of children under-5.
A stronger nutrition sector:
A more self-sustaining organisation: