With support from NLIFT and others, quality KMC will be scaled up to 10 hospitals across Cameroon.
The NLIFT investment is critical to launching the Cameroon KMC Development Impact Bond—the first ever in the field of nutrition.
Development Impact Bonds
Development impact bonds (DIB) are entirely focused on outcomes.
The KMC DIB investor provided start-up funds to strengthen hospital infrastructure, equipment, staff knowledge and management needed to deliver quality KMC across Cameroon. This start-up capital is returned to the KMC DIB investor by its outcome funders only if a set of independently evaluated targets are met.
Many countries, including Cameroon, lack the resources, technical expertise and training to implement quality KMC at scale. The “pay-for-success” DIB model is an innovative way to fill this gap.
Nutrition International, together with the Government of Cameroon, will pay for success, defined as pre-determined quality KMC practices, as well as infrastructure indicators.
The NLIFT investment will leverage the DIB’s robust and frequent data collection and analysis to:
- Enable better tracking of the target population
- Inform more adaptive program management processes
- Inform evidence-based decision-making processes