A curated collection of global, regional and country-level resources to help civil society to better understand and contribute to GFF processes and outcomes. This includes tools for advocacy and accountability, case studies and presentations for workshops that can be adapted and replicated, as well as other resources. Searchable by theme, country, and language.
Uganda has developed this evidence-based country plan to address the slow progress on MDG 4&5 targets. The plan examines why the country is making slow progress in attaining the targets; reviews the maternal, newborn and child mortality and morbidity situation in Uganda; sets an agenda for how to accelerate progress; establishes the time horizon for […]
This Concept Note was created before the creation of the GFF, and outlines a proposal for a Global Financing Facility for RMNCAH. In doing so, it argues that a GFF in support of Every Woman Every Child can help drive the transformative change needed to prepare the road to convergence on RMNCAH.
This briefing paper aims to share lessons learned for national advocates during the GFF country-level process in Kenya and Tanzania. It aims to increase the knowledge and awareness of national advocates on key policy issues, and identifies service gaps advocates may want to address in GFF investment frameworks.
This brief written by the International Planned Parenthood Federation takes a critical look at the GFF and its health financing. It contains three key messages, and also makes recommendations for advocates and donor governments to inform their conversations on financing for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), within the GFF and FfD agendas.
In this piece Julian Schweitzer, senior fellow at Results for Develpment Institute, describes the steps taken to ensure accountability in the 2015 Global Strategy and why it is important to success. His four key messages are: (1) We need a strong, inclusive, transparent, rights based and independent accountability process, based on experience implementing health aspects […]
Investment Cases are subject to a Quality Assurance (QA) process that is intended to help improve the quality of the document and thereby build confidence among potential investors (domestic as well as international) in financing the Investment Cases. The experience of the front runner countries has also highlighted some challenges (such as around the difficulty […]
Given the wide range of actors supporting efforts to improve women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, effective coordination of quality Technical Assistance (TA) at global, regional and country level to support operationalization of the Global Strategy, and the development, implementation and monitoring of RMNCAH investment cases and plans is essential. This paper will focus on the […]
It is imperative that the minimum standards for country platforms reflect the principles of the entities behind the GFF: The Every Woman Every Child initiative, led by the United Nations Secretary General’s office with involvement by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the World Bank. This paper reviews the core documents that […]
In the past two decades, the Government of Ethiopia has invested heavily in health system strengthening guided by its pro-poor policies and strategies resulting in significant gains in improving the health status of Ethiopians. Though good trends are observed, the country is still facing a triple burden of diseases consisting of communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases […]
This case study describes how the Nigeria country team of MamaYe!, an organization focused on maternal and newborn health, facilitated the creation of a state-level evidence-based accountability mechanism in Jigawa state: the Jigawa state Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Accountability Forum (JiMAF).This brought together many stakeholders, including CSO networks, the media, the private sector, and […]
This document highlights how the creation of the Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Nigeria (AMNHiN), a CSO Coalition, has strengthened accountability for maternal, newborn, and child health in Nigeria in very practical ways, and has influenced the health priorities of the President’s Transition Committee in the wake of the March 2015 elections. […]
These slides give a brief insight into the process of selecting second wave GFF Countries as well as the countries that were being considered in 2015.
This letter addresses the previous World Bank President and GFF Investors Group, and voices concerns about the GFF’s commitment to ensure rights-based and impactful investments in sexual and reproductive health in the country implementation plans and subsequent service delivery. It specifically mentions CSO involvement, particularly at the country level, and the mechanisms in place to […]
This document gives a brief overview of the Pre-CSO Meeting on the GFF in Nairobi, Kenya, on November 16-18th, 2015. It states outcomes of the meeting, lessons learned, and next steps to further CSO engagement to achieve the best results.
The Global Financing Facility Learning Meeting- Civil Society Pre-Meeting brought together 45 civil society representatives from 13 countries. Participants came together to learn about the GFF and key GFF processes, share their experiences and engagement with the GFF to-date, and discuss recommendations for strengthening civil society involvement in the GFF processes and country platforms. This […]
PAI provides its feedback and specific recommendations to strengthen the Operational Framework draft put forth by Every Woman Every Child. PAI is concerned that the current draft: (1) Could provide clearer guidance to countries around reproductive health aspects of the Global Strategy; (2) Relies too heavily on the troubled Country Platform and Investment Case model […]
This short piece was written from the perspective of GFF partners in the Investors Group, and is a response to a World Report by Ann Danaiya Usher on November 7th, 2015. It serves to clarify exactly how the GFF works in terms of funding and goals, which differentiates it from other health funds, refuting the […]
This document is a condensed version of the recommendations put forward to the Investors Group to strengthen the Minimum Standards for Country Platforms, and was written to bring forward the perspective of CSOs on the topic. They have identified important steps that governments can take to ensure meaningful CSO participation in Country Platforms, emphasizing inclusiveness […]
This Civil Society (CS) Engagement Report highlights four key recommendations for strengthening civil society engagement in the GFF: the implementation and tracking of minimum standards for RMNCAH country platforms in GFF countries, the assurance of timely and transparent communications about the GFF and its processes, the establishment and support of platforms for civil society to […]
This report presents Kenya’s Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Investment Framework for Kenya to realize the Vision 2030, the Constitution of 2010 and the Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan 2014-18 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This investment framework presents a prioritized set of smart interventions that could be scaled up during […]
This slideshow outlines the FP2020 Meeting on March 8th, 2016, which went in depth about the lending process through the World Bank for GFF countries. In addition, the structure of the World Bank is explained, and next steps for the project development process are displayed.
Sangeeta Raja, former employee of the World Bank, walks the viewers through the World Bank’s website and shows them how to find the most recent information on the GFF. This will include details on the objectives of the Country Initiative, the key indicators, who is who and time frames, but will also locate and […]
This paper presents the GFF’s approach to providing guidance to countries on results measurement. The proposed approach is based on the recently-released “Indicator and Monitoring Framework for the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030)”, which was developed through a process led by the World Health Organization. The paper also outlines the GFF’s […]
This slideshow outlines the state of Investment Cases as of June 2016 regarding eleven GFF countries- Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Senegal, and Bangladesh.
This note is an introduction to agenda item GFF/IG3/4, “GFF Financing for RMNCAH: complementary financing.” This item is for discussion only, with an emphasis on Investors Group members discussing the information presented rather than sharing their own experiences on complementary financing.
At the request of the Investors Group at their Second meeting in February 2016, a small Task Team of technical experts was convened to discuss ways to address current challenges in access to reproductive, maternal, newborn, children’s and adolescent health (RMNCAH) commodities. This paper provides an overview of the task team’s discussions and the emerging […]
To better understand the role of the GFF in filling funding gaps for family planning and contraceptive procurement, PAI analyzed the first four published investment cases as well as the project appraisal documents (PADs) for Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda, specifically regarding their commitment to family planning and contraceptive procurement within these documents.
The duo webinar combines two topics: (1) Civil Society Engagement in the Global Financing Facility- CSO representatives will present key achievements on advocating for RH supplies in the GFF, and specifically highlight the GFF process in Uganda. Susannah Hurd, Global Health Visions, will present efforts around the minimum standards for CSO engagement in the GFF, […]
This guide was commissioned by the Civil Society (CS) Coordinating Group on the GFF to help CSOs working in GFF countries meaningfully engage in the various stages of the GFF. The CS Coordinating Group represents global, regional and nationally focused civil society organizations that come together to share information, coordinate, and engage. The intended audiences […]
This presentation takes a in-depth look at Investment Cases in the GFF, explaining how they are created, what they consist of, and how they function. It also presents basic data on Investment Cases in some GFF Countries as examples.
The Health Sector Strategic Plan II (HSSP II) 2017-2022 is the health sector’s medium term strategic plan outlining objectives and activities and guiding resources over the period 2017-2022, and serves as the Investment Case for Malawi. It succeeds the HSSP I (2011-2016). The goal of the HSSP II is to achieve universal health coverage of […]
The aims of this paper are: 1) to highlight how multi-stakeholder country platforms, built on development effectiveness principles, in line with the globally agreed recommendations of IHP+2, can be reinforced within the framework of the Global Strategy and its supporting mechanisms and are key to the Global Strategy’s successful implementation; and 2) to lay out […]
Action Against Hunger (AAH) developed this report to review emerging financing mechanisms for nutrition within the GFF. The report contains a high-level overview of the financing landscape for nutrition, an analysis of early experiences with the GFF, and a brief discussion of opportunities for civil society to support the GFF and nutrition financing mechanisms.
This document outlines a strategic approach to engaging civil society in the GFF, at sub-national, national, and global levels.
This concept note provides logistical information and explains the purpose and goals of the Civil Society Workshop in November 2016 in Maputo, Mozambique. The workshop brought CSOs from GFF countries together in order to increase CSO engagement and collaboration in the GFF.
This analytical report examines the performance of Tanzania on the implementation of “Strengthening Primary Health Care for Results – PHCforR (P152736)”.
This strategy document provides a road map to help civil society realize its potential in the 16 priority countries identified before November 2017. There is also an urgent need to capacitate civil society in the 10 new GFF priority countries announced in November 2017, which were was not included in the costing of the CSES […]
This brief summarizes arguments for including Prevalence of Wasting and Coverage of SAM (severe acute malnutrition) Treatment as two new indicators for under-nutrition in the GFF, in addition to just stunting. It goes in detail to explain why these two indicators are so essential to be able to holistically and accurately document under-nutrition in GFF […]
The International Planned Parenthood Federation succinctly makes recommendations to the GFF regarding funding and civil society participation.
This presentation gives a basic overview of what the GFF does, and how its financing is structured. It uses Tanzania as an example, and also discusses civil society involvement.
The Global Financing Facility (GFF) Country Workshop was organized in Accra, Ghana from 28 January to 1 February 2018. The GFF Country Workshop brought together 10 new GFF-supported countries to engage and energize their multisectoral country teams around a common vision and support the operationalization of country-specific GFF visions. This Workshop Report summarizes the workshop’s […]
Public spending for health is central to sustaining progress towards universal health coverage. How does the GFF support governments in mobilizing domestic resources for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition? Efforts to strengthen domestic resource mobilization are at the core of the GFF approach. This Fact Sheet delves into domestic resource mobilization […]
On March 9, 2018, the Uganda Ministry of Health approved and adopted a civil society organization (CSO) engagement strategy for the implementation of the country’s Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Investment Case for the Global Financing Facility.
This presentation was shared at the GFF Civil Society Coordinating Group (CSCG) In-Person Strategy Meeting on April, 20th, 2018 at PAI Offices in Washington, DC. It summarizes the Small Grants Mechanism (SGM) while highlighting other continuing efforts to further support Country CSO partners from the perspective of the CSCG.
This document outlines the in-person strategy meeting on April 20, 2018, which focused on aligning TA and support of GFF country CSOs; Support, Communication, and Technical Assistance for CSOs; Accountability; GFF replenishment; challenges, and CS Coordination Group Governance and Administration.
This Meeting Report provides an in-depth account of all discussed at the Seventh Investors Group Meeting which took place on April 23rd, 2018 in Washington DC. This includes both speakers and their material discussed in presentations, as well as feedback and discussion among the members. Some highlighted topics include Tanzania and its success with the […]
This issue brief for policymakers outlines the potential and reforms proposed by Save The Children that could make the GFF truly drive increased health investment in health and nutrition from both external and domestic finance.
Since the publication of the Civil Society Guide to the GFF in October 2016, the Global Financing Facility (GFF) has strengthened its engagement with civil society, continued to expand its geographic reach, and embarked on a USD 2 billion replenishment effort. This addendum outlines these important developments, and provides key questions and recommendations for assessing […]
This document announces the GFF Civil Society Coordinating Group’s plan to start a new small grants opportunity, aimed to improve outcomes for women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health (WCAH), by supporting better-coordinated civil society efforts to engage in national processes and programs, with particular focus on the GFF.
This presentation from the perspective of CSOs highlights steps taken for accountability for GFF countries. It also explains structures within the GFF that are CSO-related, such as the CS Coordinating Group and Working Groups. It briefly uses Kenya as an example to show how accountability steps can manifest, and lastly explains opportunities for a FP2020 […]
Wemos, a Dutch global public health civil society organization, offers a critical review of the GFF’s implementation and continuing role in Kenya and Tanzania as of summer 2018.
This wemos presentation offers an overview of Kenya and Tanzania’s progress as part of the GFF as of June 2018, and five key findings for the improvement of the GFF as a whole, primarily focusing on CSO engagement and investment financing.
This Investment Case has laid out monitoring and evaluation framework to track the progress and measure results on the set goals, objectives and targets of the Nigeria RMNCAH+N (GFF) Investment Case.
This presentation gives basic information on the GFF’s Multi-Stakeholder Country Platform in Malawi. It explains the initiatives, principles, and focus areas of the GFF, and then goes further into detail by providing information on the structure of the platform as well as what key players, including agencies, organizations and other partners, are involved.
These Terms of Reference for Malawi’s Multi-Stakeholder Country Platform provide guidance on the specific roles and responsibilities of the Country Platform and its constituent members for the development and implementation of the investment case.
This paper presents a case for the need to increase financial resources for health workers in Malawi. It also addresses key messages to the various actors supporting human resources for health in the country, highlighting the challenges in achieving Sustainable Development Goals and universal health coverage and suggesting ways to tackle these challenges.
This report provides a synthesis of the main issues covered during the national GFF CSO workshop in Malawi in July 2018, and highlights key areas, priorities and next steps.
This concept note briefly describes the meeting which took place on July 23-25th, 2018 in Lilongwe, Malawi focused on strengthening Malawi’s CSO engagement and collaboration. It provides background, sets meeting goals, provides logistics, and explains participation.
This document gives background knowledge on Malawi’s CSO GFF Coalition-Building Meeting, which took place from July 23-25, 2018 in Lilongwe, Malawi. It also summarized outcomes of the meeting and further steps.
The GFF Civil Society Coordinating Group (CSCG) commissioned this case study to describe the experience of CSOs’ participation and engagement in the GFF process in Senegal.
This guidance document concentrates on strategic purchasing systems that conditionally link a portion of payment to health facilities and their supervisors with the attainment of pre-specified family planning outputs or outcomes. It argues that these types of systems aim to motivate and hold providers and supervisors accountable for providing high-quality voluntary family planning services. It […]
This GFF Accountability Scorecard for Kenya tracks progress relating to the GFF up until 2018. The aim of the scorecard is to facilitate dialogue among stakeholders about GFF progress and hold them accountable for their commitments relating to Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH).
Ecosystem infographic map for the GFF as well as for Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
GFF process and opportunities for CSO engagement.
This commentary documents the successes enhancing civil society engagement in the GFF to date, from the perspective of the Civil Society Coordinating Group (CSCG) on the GFF. It also suggests lessons for other funding mechanisms to maximize the contributions of civil society.
This commentary documents the successes enhancing civil society engagement in the GFF to-date, from the perspective of the Civil Society Coordinating Group (CSCG) on the GFF. It also suggests lessons for other funding mechanisms to maximize the contributions of civil society.
The International Monetary Fund practice of attaching policy conditions to its loans for crisis-hit countries continues to trigger outrage and protest.This new Eurodad study on conditionality assesses first how intrusive IMF programs are. The report takes a thorough look at the IMF’s conditionality databases, as well as relevant program documents, in order to assess how […]
This document announces the GFF and WCAH Small Grants Mechanism’s identification of a host organization, Management Sciences for Health. It also explains a call for proposals for the Small Grants Mechanism that will be launched in coming weeks, aimed towards civil society coalitions.
This Technical Briefing Presentation goes over four main topics: GFF partner countries and goals, Family planning situation in GFF countries, GFF Trust Fund investments in FP, and GFF Replenishment.
Are you a civil society representative? This short video presents what you and your organization can do to engage in the implementation of the GFF and to accelerate progress towards better health for every woman and child.
This document details the Terms of Reference for the establishment of a Civil Society Coordinating Group.
This document records the GFF CS Steering Committee’s agendas, updates & notes from meetings taking place from February-December 2018.
The Liberia Spotlight on the GFF serves as an advocacy tool that provides simple and useful information about the GFF in Liberia, aimed at supporting Liberia Health CSOs’ Network to actively engage in the GFF process and monitor its performance. The Spotlight is developed through rigorous analysis of the Liberia RMNCAH Investment Case and GFF […]
Learn about the Global Financing Facility and how it is saving and improving lives and increasing countries’ ability to thrive in the global economy in this short, informative video.
This paper seeks to outline best practices in MAYE (Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement) from existing literature and other global and national health initiatives; highlight examples from several GFF countries to better understand existing challenges and opportunities in MAYE; and make recommendations for enhancing MAYE in the GFF moving forward, at both global and country […]
This GFF document outlines support for the formation of a technical advisory group convening to develop an action plan to support country-led efforts to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRHR).
This presentation outlines the basics of the Human Capital Plan in Africa. It explains why the plan is so important for Africa in reaching RMNCAH goals as well as other human rights goals, and outlines how the World Bank will work with governments and partners to support countries in seven main ways.
This paper provides an update on the GFF country portfolio as of April 2019. It outlines implementation progress, as well as a description of how the GFF is supporting key areas such as health systems strengthening, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH+N), sexual reproductive health and rights and civil registration and vital […]
This paper proposes three hypotheses for why adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRHR) is under-financed and develops three theories of change to identify activities and themes for GFF focus. These include activities to: (1) close key gaps in the evidence base around the cost of adolescent health interventions; (2) efforts to strengthen health […]
During the planning phase of the small grants mechanism in 2018, PMNCH, under the guidance of the GFF Civil Society Coordinating Group, issued catalytic pilot grants to civil society organizations (CSOs) in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. These grants were intended to stimulate civil society engagement in the GFF and to demonstrate potential contributions […]
This presentation displays the results of the CSO GFF Hub Survey, which helped gain insight about civil society knowledge and engagement with the GFF. These survey results are the subsequent reasoning behind the creation of the GFF Hub, which is explained to be aimed at helping aid CSOs in gaining greater knowledge and engagement with […]
Action plan for engaging youth and adolescents in the GFF.
E4A-Mama Ye works with civil society to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills to engage with the GFF, and that young people can participate fully in decision making. This brief video explains why it is so vital for the youth to be engaged in the GFF.
The recording and presentation slide deck from the webinar on the CSO GFF Hub and results from the CSO needs and assets survey are now available. In the webinar, Suzanna Dennis gave an overview of The Hub and Maty Dia presented the results of a survey with the needs and assets of civil society organizations […]
This presentation gives an in-depth explanation into the process of forming an Investment Case, and while being specifically aimed towards Malawi, provides information for any present or future GFF Country.
Action Against Hunger analyzes in detail the development of the investment case of Burkina Faso, a GFF country, through the lens of a nutrition-focused civil society organization, along with a broader focus on hunger initiatives in the GFF.
This scorecard organizes the individual components of the GFF in a manner that makes it easy to hold GFF countries accountable for upholding standards.
This bi-annual scorecard supports in-country civil society organizations, relevant stakeholders and interested members of the National Steering Committee of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) to regularly
monitor the performance of the BHCPF and GFF in Nigeria.
This informative infographic goes into depth about the GFF in Tanzania in an easy to read manner. It focuses on why Tanzania needs the GFF, basics of what the GFF is, the finances and funding including the One Plan II, and the expected impact of the GFF in the future towards RMNCAH+N goals.
This document provides resources for CSOs to gain knowledge on all things related to CSO engagement with the GFF.
This document aims to clarify mandates, common principles, and approaches, and proposes concrete areas for intensified collaboration across the three organizations, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), the Global Financing Facility, and the Global Fund.
In this document, PAI announces a civil society Global Financing Facility (GFF) resource and engagement hub (The Hub), a multiyear initiative to amplify and support civil society advocacy organizations and coalitions to contribute to GFF country-level investment outcomes. In doing so, it is explained what purpose The Hub serves, which includes being a virtual forum […]
This concept note provides logisitical information and explains the purpose and goals of the Civil Society Meeting in November 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which brought together CSO representatives from all of the first and second wave countries, as well as relevant regional and global representatives, to discuss greater CSO engagement and collaboration.