The Global Financing Facility (GFF) created in 2015 in support of “Every woman, every child” aims to contribute to ending preventable maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent deaths by 2030. The facility is underpinned by a financing model that ought to leverage on comparatively small amounts of grant resources to catalytically unlock more funding from domestic government resources, World Bank Group’s IDA and IBRD financing, aligned external financing and the private sector in order to bring reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH-N) to scale.

We led an in-depth comparative analysis of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) across 9 countries in Anglophone and Francophone Africa and Latin America and generated insights on how best to reposition the facility in order to scale RMNCAH-N.

The study presents empirical findings on the GFF and the recommendations put forward in the report merit adoption in order to enable the GFF realize its noble mission. Beyond the GFF, the recommendations put forward in the report will also benefit the design of current and future financing facilities including the recently announced multi-donor trust fund to help countries prepare for COVID-19 and other disease outbreaks.

With only 10 years to the 2030 deadline for ending RMNCAH-N related deaths, the time to act on the proposed recommendations is now!


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