The Global Financing Facility (GFF) was initiated in 2015 to contribute to filling the existing financing gap to implement the United Nations’ “Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016–2030)”, with the objectives of ending preventable deaths and achieving a better quality of life for women, children, and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It aims to contribute to universal health coverage (UHC) with high-impact, cost-effective interventions in areas that are often underfunded, such as sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), by mobilising additional resources for reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH-N). After five years of implementation in a high variety of country contexts, a “Strategy Refresh” and a governance reform of the GFF Investors Group have been announced. It is time to take stock of how the GFF has been operating at global and country level, how it has been governed and whether it has achieved its objectives.

Lisa Seidelmann , Myria Koutsoumpa , Frederik Federspiel & Mit Philips (2020), The Global Financing Facility at five: time for a change?, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters,
28:2, 1795446, DOI: 10.1080/26410397.2020.1795446

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