The Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF) is a new financing mechanism with the potential to help end preventable maternal and child deaths and improve the quality of life and health of women, children, and adolescents. The GFF is important as a vehicle that funders are using to support reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH). The GFF is also influencing country-level RMNCAH governance, through facilitating the development of a single, collaborative strategy for RMNCAH and long-term financing. The GFF is seen as a pathfinder, and the World Bank is looking to introduce this as a new funding modality in other sectors.
Civil society organizations (CSOs) play an important role in advancing RMNCAH through technical expertise, constructive engagement with decision-makers, representing communities, and holding the government, donors and other key actors accountable. The CS Guide to the GFF is designed to support CSOs to meaningfully contribute to the development, implementation, and monitoring of the GFF.