We led an in-depth comparative analysis of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) across 9 countries (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon and Guatemala) and generated insights on how best to reposition the facility in order to scale reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH-N)

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 International Development Association (IDA) and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) financing, aligned external financing, and resources from the private sector in order to bring reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH-N) programs to scale. 

E&K Consulting Firm, commissioned by Open Society Foundation, conducted empirical analysis of the GFF implementation so far and appraised the Facility’s model and impact. E&K conducted rigorous literature review and 50+ expert consultations across 9 countries and put forward recommendations that have been used to re-position the GFF to live up to its mission of scaling up RMNCAH-N interventions for “Every Woman Every Child”

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