Partners

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The Global Financing Facility (GFF) is a public-private partnership that draws on the comparative advantages of the broad set of stakeholders involved in the reproductive, maternal, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) response, including the leadership of partner governments who provide needed direction and stewardship and an enabling environment (including clear accountability) for RMNCAH; the financing of the World Bank Group, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and bilateral donors; the technical expertise and normative mandates of UN agencies; the reach and community-connectedness of non-governmental and faith-based organizations; and the capacity and speed of the private sector.

Partners shown here participate actively in the processes of the GFF, or were part of the Oversight Group that developed the Business Plan for this new initiative. Partner countries currently receiving GFF Trust Fund grants can be found here

Financier

Filling the gap for RMNCAH funding requires the GFF to employ a variety of approaches to resource mobilization including providing grant funding linked to IDA or IBRD projects, and providing complementary financing to the Investment Cases at the country level.  Financiers listed here give funding directly to the GFF Trust Fund or have explicitly aligned their bilateral funding at country level with GFF Trust Fund investments. 

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Partner in: Global

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the foundation aspires to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. We are dedicated to discovering and disseminating innovative approaches to addressing extreme poverty and poor health


US$ 75 million to the GFF Trust Fund
A founding donor of the GFF and key partner for financing, governance, and advocacy

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Department for International Development of the United Kingdom

Department for International Development of the United Kingdom

Partner in: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, with the goal of ending the need for aid


US$ 180 million to the HRITF (precursor to the GFF Trust Fund)
A key partner of the GFF on co-financing and governance and financier of the HRITF

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Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada

Partner in: Global

Global Affairs Canada is committed to reducing poverty and inequality, supporting fragile states, building resilience and responding to humanitarian needs


CAD 220 million to the GFF Trust Fund
A founding donor of the GFF and key partner for financing, governance, advocacy as well as CRVS

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Japan International Cooperation Agency

Japan International Cooperation Agency

Partner in: Bangladesh, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), with its vision of “Inclusive and Dynamic Development”, assists developing countries as the executing agency of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA)


US$ 190 million
A key partner of the GFF for co-financing, governance, and advocacy

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Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Partner in: Global

Global health is a key priority of Norwegian Development Cooperation as is macroeconomics and public administration


US$ 600 million to the GFF Trust Fund
A founding donor of the GFF and key partner for financing, governance, and advocacy

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USAID

USAID

Partner in: Global, Kenya, Tanzania

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential


US$ 200 million
A key partner of the GFF for co-financing, governance, and advocacy    

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Multilateral organization

The United Nations provides global leadership on the strategy for women, children’s and adolescents’ health through Every Women, Every Child and sets targets and indictors for the achievement of these goals. UN agencies will provide normative guidance, knowledge dissemination, advocacy and technical assistance that helps build capacity in-country. The Partnership for Maternal and Newborn Health (PMNCH) plays an important role in advocacy and accountability, especially through their hosting of the International Accountability Panel, which will monitor the results and progress in implementing the goals of the Global Strategy.

Every Woman Every Child

Every Woman Every Child

Partner in: All funded countries, Global

The United Nations Secretary-General’s (UNSG) Every Woman Every Child initiative is an unprecedented global movement that puts into action the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030)



The GFF is a key financing platform of the UNSG's updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.  The UNSG’s office is represented on the Investors Group

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Global Health Alliance

Global Health Alliance

Partner in: Global

The Global Health Alliance is an initiative of the UN Special Envoy and operates in support of Every Woman Every Child, an unprecedented global movement spearheaded by the UN Secretary-General



A key partner of the GFF for innovative financing, engagement of the private sector and advocacy

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The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Partner in: Global

The mission of PMNCH is to increase the engagement, alignment and accountability of partners, by creating a multi-stakeholder platform that will support the successful implementation of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health



A key partner of the GFF for governance, accountability and advocacy.  PMNCH is a member of the Investors Group

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The World Bank Group

The World Bank Group

Partner in: All funded countries, Global

A vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank has set two ambitious goals: to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity



The World Bank (WB) hosts the GFF Secretariat and the GFF Trust Fund whose fiduciary arrangements are integrated into IDA/IBRD projects approved by the WB Board. The WB is a member of the Investors Group. 

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UNICEF

UNICEF

Partner in: All funded countries, Global

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, working with partners to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere



The GFF partners with UN agencies in areas of normative guidance, knowledge dissemination, advocacy and technical assistance that helps build capacity in-country. UNICEF is a member of the Investors Group

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United Nations Population Fund

United Nations Population Fund

Partner in: All funded countries, Global

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled



The GFF partners with UN agencies in areas of normative guidance, knowledge dissemination, advocacy and technical assistance that helps build capacity in-country. UNFPA is a member of the Investors Group

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World Health Organization

World Health Organization

Partner in: All funded countries, Global

The primary role of the World Health Organizaion (WHO) is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system



The GFF partners with UN agencies in areas of normative guidance, knowledge dissemination, advocacy and technical assistance that helps build capacity in-country. WHO is a member of the Investors Group

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Civil society

Civil society plays an important role in advocacy and social mobilization, as well as accountability and service delivery. Advocacy and social mobilization by affected populations is similarly critical to ensuring accountability and strong national responses, in addition to unique insights into approaches to service delivery. Civil society is represented on the Investors Group by Results and World Vision International. The partners listed here have been involved in the international planning process for the launch of the GFF and/or are currently engaged in governance processes. This does not represent all relationships with Civil society at the global or country level.

Family Planning 2020

Family Planning 2020

Partner in: All funded countries, Global

FP2020 works with governments, civil society, multilateral organizations, donors, the private sector, and the research and development community to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020



A partner of the GFF for the business planning process and for work on family planning

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MamaYe

MamaYe

Partner in: Global

The Africa Health Budget Network is a group of African and global organizations and individuals already using or wishing to use budget advocacy as a tool to improve health service delivery in Africa



A partner of the GFF for the business planning process and for advocacy

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Results.org

Results.org

Partner in: Global

RESULTS advocates for the world’s poorest with a focus inter alia on global health and financing



A partner of the GFF for governance and for advocacy. RESULTS represents civil society on the Investors Group

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Save the Children

Save the Children

Partner in: Global

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children, working in around 120 countries



A partner of the GFF for the business planning process and for advocacy

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The Population Council

The Population Council

Partner in: Global

The Population Council conducts research and delivers solutions to improve lives around the world. Big ideas supported by evidence: It’s our model for global change



A partner of the GFF for the business planning process and for advocacy

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UN Foundation

UN Foundation

Partner in: Global

The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including global health and women's empowerment



A partner of the GFF for advocacy and communications

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World Vision International

World Vision International

Partner in: Global

World Vision is committed to improving the health and nutrition of women and children in the areas in which it works, contributing to the global reduction of under-five and maternal mortality



A partner of the GFF for governance and for advocacy.  World Vision International represents civil society on the Investors Group

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International organization

International organizations play an important role in providing complementary financing (increasingly through pooled or shared management) in country and through aligning their investments in ways that compliment and contribute to Investment Cases. The GFF and these organizations share common objectives in promoting women, children’s and adolescents’ health and in adhering to aid effectiveness principles and sharing global good practices.  

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Partner in: Global

Public-private partnership with a mission to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries



The GFF complements Gavi’s work in-country, harmonizing financing wherever possible. Gavi is a member of the Investors Group

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The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Partner in: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Global, Kenya

A 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics



The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the GFF look for synergy and complementarity in their country-based investments. The Global Fund is a member of the Investors Group

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Private sector

The resources and capacity of the private sector can be leveraged through (i) innovative financing mechanisms to draw in private sector capital for investment in health (ii) facilitation of partnerships between countries, the private sector and World Bank Group and GFF partner institutions to match Investment Case priorities (iii) support to countries for appropriate inclusion of the private sector in Investment Case development and implementation. Some key areas of GFF private sector engagement are increasing domestic resources for health through performance-based loan buy-downs, aligning private investors around RMNCAH priorities, scaling innovative service delivery models, and improving access to capital for small and medium health providers. Private sector partners listed here participated in the international planning process for the launch of the GFF and are currently engaged in GFF processes. This does not represent all relationships with the private sector at the global or country level.

Global Business Coalition Health

Global Business Coalition Health

Partner in: Global

GBCHealth is a coalition of companies and organizations committed to investing their resources to make a healthier world for their employees, for the communities in which they work and for the world at large



GBCHealth has worked with the GFF to ensure private sector engagement in a variety of ways, including financing innovative and the development of global public goods

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Grand Challenges Canada

Grand Challenges Canada

Partner in: Global

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting innovations in global health. A grand challenge is a specific critical barrier that, if removed, would help solve an important health problem in the developing world



Grand Challenges works with the GFF to identify barriers to success and to scale up proven innovations. Grand Challenges Canada is represented on the Investors Group

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Philips

Philips

Partner in: Global

Royal Philips is a Dutch technology company headquartered in Amsterdam with primary divisions focused in the areas of electronics, healthcare and lighting



Philips represents the private sector on the Investors Group as an alternate member

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