Unlocking nutrition investment: Banking on Nutrition with the African Development Bank
Child undernutrition is a major obstacle to human and economic development. It is associated with almost half of child deaths in Africa and costs the region 11% of GDP. The African Development Bank is the continent’s premier development finance body and is uniquely placed to reposition nutrition as central to development across multiple sectors. Its Banking on Nutrition partnership with Big Win strengthens its capacity to realize the nutrition potential of future investments, for example through the biofortification of maize and other crops to be more nutrient-rich.