Support for the Business Platform for Nutrition Research

Reporting Organization:Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,000,000
Timeframe: March 14, 2014 - June 30, 2019
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 872,700.00 (29.09%)

South America - $ 688,800.00 (22.96%)

Southeast Asia - $ 339,900.00 (11.33%)

Central America - $ 301,200.00 (10.04%)

South Asia - $ 278,100.00 (9.27%)

East Asia - $ 247,200.00 (8.24%)

Central Asia - $ 154,500.00 (5.15%)

North Africa - $ 117,300.00 (3.91%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (50 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Other (50 %)

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This project aims to address under-nutrition in developing countries by supporting the Business Platform for Nutrition Research (the Platform). It seeks to generate evidence and motivate further investment in private sector research and product development related to nutrition. Managed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the Platform brings together ten major food, pharmaceutical and ingredients companies to define, fund and disseminate new research to improve nutrition for poor populations. The research streams include: (1) bioavailability, biomarkers and diagnostics to develop iron-fortified products and collect real time data on micronutrient deficiency; (2) integrated delivery models to develop new mechanisms for delivery of nutritious commodities to underserved populations; and (3) consumer behaviour change to define and develop cutting edge, cost-effective methodologies and tools to communicate important nutrition practices to the public.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns Older adults, women Older adults, men
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for the Business Platform for Nutrition Research include: (1) increased purchase and consumption of micronutrient-rich foods by the poor; and (2) improved ability to detect malnutrition risk and measure benefits of nutrition interventions.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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