This fact sheet gives an overview on the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Malawi from an independent perspective expressing concern for consideration by both civil society and the GFF as the process unfolds. Wemos’ fact sheet on the GFF explains the general functioning of this health financing model supporting countries in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescents health and nutrition (RMNCAH+N).

Investment Case (IC): Draft version released first week of August 2019. Expected date for finalized version was end of August 2019

Project Appraisal Document (PAD): “Investing in Early Years for Growth and Productivity in Malawi”

Project period: December 2018 – June 2024 (start delayed to 2019)

The project was approved by the WB Board of Directors on December 19, 2018 and approved by parliament on March 14, 2019.

Total project costs: USD 60 million (IDA grant USD 50 million, GFF grant USD 10 million)

Status: effective as of July 24, 2019

Objective: “improve coverage and utilization of early childhood development services with focus on nutrition, stimulation, and early learning from conception to 59 months in selected districts of Malawi”.

Four components:

  1. Community based nutrition and early stimulation interventions (USD 26.2 million)
  2. Center based early learning, nutrition and health interventions (USD 19.3 million)
  3. Multi-sectoral coordination, capacity and system strengthening (USD 14.5 million)
  4. Contingent emergency response component (USD 0)