The GFF is supporting Rwanda’s efforts to improve nutrition, reduce stunting, and secure a healthier, more productive future for women and children—with a focus on delivering quality services to families in vulnerable communities. In parallel, the GFF is helping the government to implement key system and health financing reforms across health, nutrition, and social protection, laying the foundation for sustained impact. One of the government’s priorities is making services affordable to the poorest communities.
With GFF support, the government made insurance coverage more equitable and cash transfers more efficient. As of May 2022, the insurance program covered 87 percent of the target population, compared to 69 percent in 2017.
The government has formally adopted a policy to roll out a single registry for all social programs, including health and nutrition, and social safety nets. This contributed to the expansion of the nutrition-sensitive social assistance program from its initial 20,000 beneficiaries in 2019 to more than 128,000 beneficiaries in 2022—a more than 500 percent increase. The GFF also supports innovations for the design of a performance monitoring dashboard and a child scorecard to monitor outcomes.
In addition, the GFF promotes the use of data for decision-making and has contributed to reforms to improve birth and death registration at the health facilities. Linkages of this data to national databases are helping to boost enrollment in safety net programs.