Frequently asked questions


What is PPE for nutrition?

Public private engagement (PPE) takes many forms: from dialogue to coordination to collaboration to partnership. For us, it is any interaction between the public (government, civil society, academia, consumers) and business (of any scale) that promotes the consumption of nutritious and safe foods. It is less rigid than a formal public private partnership (PPP) and has the potential to build trust and understanding so that governments, the private sector, civil society and academia can work better together to advance nutrition.


Who funds Nutrition Connect?

Nutrition Connect is part of a programme at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) on Making Markets Work to Improve the Consumption of Safe and Nutritious Foods. It is supported by IrishAid, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Canada's International Development Research Centre, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.


How do you decide what to share on Nutrition Connect?

We review all content to assess its quality and relevance, as well as its contribution to learning, provenance and risk. More information on our editorial approach and selection criteria can be found here: How we work.


How can I submit something to be shared on Nutrition Connect?

Do you have research, a case study, a report, a blog, an event, a podcast, a video or another resource or learning you would like to share? Get in touch! All submissions can be submitted via our Submit and share page, or emailed to We can't wait to see what you have to share!


What is "My documents"?

My documents allows you to bookmark pages, resources and other items so they are all in one place - just click the star at the top of any page you would like to save. Please note that pages you save to My Documents are saved via the cache in your browser, which means if you clear your cache, your pages that you have saved in My Documents will be deleted.


Are there other people who are working on PPE for nutrition?

Yes! In recent years, there have been a number of partnerships (formal and formal) between public and private sectors to improve nutrition, working on different topics across the food system. Check our our list of groups who are already working on interesting initiatives here.


Are you hiring?

Nutrition Connect does not have any open positions at this time, but keep an eye on the GAIN jobs page as any future postings will be listed there. 


How can I get in touch with the Nutrition Connect team?

You can email us at If you have a question, are looking for something you think should be here, or want to share feedback please get in touch!


How can I stay up to date with what is happening on Nutrition Connect?

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