Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress


Financial commitments
London 2013

CIFF commits up to a further USD $700 million to address undernutrition, totalling USD $793 million over the period 2013-2020. The large majority of this will be focused on nutrition-specific interventions.

Reported progress

Nutrition-specific, 2015

Commitments: US$77,973,107

Disbursements: US$53,607,498

Nutrition-sensitive, 2015

Commitments: US$94,996,969

Disbursements: US$20,724,715

Please note: The field ‘Financial Commitment 2015’ reflects the Multi-Year Value (MYV) of investments approved in the year 2015 and NOT Annual Year Commitments.

Nutrition-specific, 2016

Commitments: US$7,477,358

Disbursements: US$32,783,795

Nutrition-sensitive, 2016

Commitments: US$55,706,401

Disbursements: US$21,595,288

Nutrition-specific, 2017

Commitments: US$3,537,625

Disbursements: US$63,180,480

Nutrition-sensitive, 2017


-Nutrition-sensitive 100%: $33,192,186

-Nutrition-sensitive 25%: $10,537,777


-Nutrition-sensitive 100%: US$35,471,336

-Nutrition-sensitive 25%: US$3,066,459

Nutrition-specific, 2018

Commitments: US$14,008,346

Disbursements: US$24,413,494

Nutrition-sensitive, 2018

Commitments: US$87,216,497

Disbursements: US$49,409,007

Nutrition-specific, 2019

Commitments: US$21,900,000

Disbursements: US$14,576,945

Nutrition-sensitive, 2019

Commitments: US$97,540,589

Disbursements: US$70,132,065

Nutrition-specific, 2020

Commitments: US$ 30,298,571

Disbursements: US$ 19,027,039

Nutrition-sensitive, 2020

Commitments: US$ 47,423,509

Disbursements: US$ 68,617,123

Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

Assuming a linear rate of progress, the cumulative commitments and disbursements for 2013-2020 (US$1,058,414,179) are above the amount in the original commitment (US$793,000,000)

Non-financial commitments
London 2013

CIFF intends to develop, together with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the UBS Optimus Foundation, a new catalytic financing facility for nutrition that will aim to attract and incentivize new private and philanthropic funds, alongside increased domestic budgets, to accelerate the scaling up of prioritized high-impact nutrition programs in partner countries. 2015 update: CIFF is currently investing in a number of key ways to address undernutrition and has over the last year committed over US$90 million. Today, CIFF commits up to a further US$700 million to address undernutrition, totalling US$793 million over the period 2013–2020. The large majority of this will be focused on nutrition-specific interventions. This is a historic and transformational commitment for CIFF, because of the importance and urgency we attach to addressing immediately and seriously the continued obscenity of undernutrition of children in developing countries. We intend to use this finance to support partnerships with those countries which are demonstrating political commitment and leadership and shared responsibility with credible plans which are being implemented at scale, and which are transparently measuring progress and results.

Reported progress

Power of Nutrition was established in 2015 with three anchor funders (including CIFF), and to-date, it has secured a total committed funds of $169.8m for investment purposes. Coupled with government and other implementing partners, philanthropic and development funders and private sector co-funding, Power of Nutrition’s current portfolio represents a total co-investment value of $540m. With 18 investments across 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, Power of Nutrition has enabled over 92 million people (including approximately 48 million children under age 5, 21.5 million adolescents, and more than 22 million women of reproductive age) to access health and nutrition interventions addressing all forms of malnutrition – underweight, stunting, wasting, micronutrient deficiencies and even a partial expansion into overweight and obesity.

CIFF has partnered with UNICEF, BMGF and other funders to create a new ecosystem for wasting financing, allowing countries to unlock matched funding with domestic allocations for wasting treatment. The partnership will also fund the development of costed country roadmaps to bring prevention, early detection and treatment together within health systems. This effort will support a system change approach, working closely with governments to strengthen primary health and community systems to ensure that wasting prevention, early detection and treatment is integrated into routine services for children.

CIFF has also invested in partnerships to strengthen the uptake of nutrition preventive interventions and test the integration of community-based management of uncomplicated cases of moderate and severe acute malnutrition through community health programmes in Kenya, Rwanda and Burkina Faso. Additionally, we are building on CIFF’s upstream efforts and connecting them to critical midstream and downstream efforts to address production, distribution, and consumption of nutritious foods by supporting governments to deliver interventions that integrate health and agriculture services to address malnutrition among children and pregnant and lactating women in Ethiopia.

CIFF has continued to play a key role in funding evidence generation for prevention of Low Birth Weight by addressing anemia during pregnancy, using conditional cash transfers, innovative social and behavior change communication, improving antenatal care and community engagement in India. We are also closely working with partner countries for scale up of evidence-based interventions, such as multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) for pregnant women in Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

On course
Basis of assessment

At least half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course