With GFF support, partner countries take the lead in setting their own goals and priorities for women’s, children’s and adolescent health. They also convene development partners through the country platform to align support and financing around priorities for better, more sustainable health outcomes.
Partner countries are also a key constituency of the GFF’s governance structure. Government representatives – often Ministers of Health – are part of the GFF Investors Group, sharing knowledge and best practices to help shape the GFF’s strategic direction and strengthen its impact.
As of June 30, 2023, the GFF Trust Fund committed a total of US$1.34 billion for GFF country grants and Essential Health Services grants in 36 countries. Of the total GFF grants committed, US$1.12 billion combined with an additional US$7.35 billion in World Bank financing, has been approved by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. The majority (74 percent) of GFF financing supports 26 partner countries in Africa where the needs are greatest. This is followed by 22 percent in South Asia and East Asia, 3 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean Region, and 1 percent in Europe and Central Asia Region.