Global Financing Facility (GFF)

At the 69th UN General Assembly in 2014, the World Bank, and the Governments of Canada, Norway and the United States announced the development of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) for supporting reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) through Every Women Every Child. Building on the momentum to improve RMNCAH, the GFF’s main goal is to further reduce preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths, as well as improve health overall. The GFF provides a clear strategy to channel international and domestic resources towards RMNCAH, particularly to continue the work one the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to meet the next set of targets in the new sustainable development agenda.

Since the announcement of the GFF in September 2014, the GFF Business Planning team has worked to develop the GFF Business Plan, working closely with the GFF Oversight Group (decision making body), which has provided feedback and guidance in the process.

The Business Plan operationalizes the GFF and articulates how it will bring to bear financing designed to achieve and measure results. A total of 62 high-burden, low- and lower-middle income countries are eligible to receive grant resources from the trust fund, which is phasing in its operations, beginning with the initial set of four countries.

On July 13, 2015, the GFF launched. Through domestic and international, private and public funding, $12 billion has already been aligned to country-led five-year investment plans in four initial countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. New commitments were made the by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of Canada, Japan and the United States. Additionally, eight countries were announced as the next group to benefit from the GFF: Bangladesh, Cameroon, India, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda. The GFF will partner with the World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to raise funds from capital markets for countries with significant funding gaps for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. 

GFF Updates

GFF Replenishment Conference Social Media Toolkit


Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions. Although development aid is at record levels and countries are allocating significant domestic funds, a new approach to health financing is needed if...Read More »

Global Financing Facility Advocacy Toolkit


Download this informative toolkit that tells you how to support the GFF, its history, what the GFF does and how it works, and examples of progress in GFF countries.

Although countries have made significant progress over the last 15 years,...Read More »

Global Financing Facility (GFF) Replenishment Launch

Download Replenishment Document

View GFF’s Annual Report



Over the past two years, the GFF has created a new model with countries in the driver’s...Read More »

Global Financing Facility November 2016 Investors Group Meeting

Notes from the webinar briefing webinar held October 24, 2016

(Please view the Presentation PowerPoint & webinar recording for concluding Q&A section as well as more details from presenters.)

On Monday, October 24, GHC and PMNCH hosted a one-hour webinar briefing on the upcoming Global...Read More »





The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) has been tasked with facilitating the selection process for the Global Financing Facility Civil Society Investors Group Representatives.

The...Read More »

Global Financing Facility (GFF) June Investors Group (IG) Meeting Debrief Webinar

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) June Investors Group (IG) Meeting Debrief Webinar, co-sponsored by GHC and PMNCH took place on July 19. 

If interested, you may review and share the links below with your colleagues below: 

Global Financing Facility (GFF): Pre-Investors Group (IG) Meeting Briefing

On June 14, GHC and PMNCH co-hosted a series of briefings in advance of the June Global Financing Facility (GFF) Investors Group (IG) Meeting. We encourage you to review and share the webinar recordings and PowerPoint presentations below with your colleagues.

In English:

In French:

Webinar Follow-up: Civil Society (CS) Engagement in the Global Financing Facility (GFF) - Country-level Perspectives

A webinar hosted by GHC and RESULTS, Civil Society (CS) Engagement in the Global Financing Facility (GFF): Country-level Perspectives, took place on April 22. Please reference these important materials from that webinar, including: detailed session notes, the session’s full PowerPoint presentation, and a GFF portfolio update.

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Civil Society Discussion on the GFF Investors Group Meeting

On Thursday, Feb. 11, GHC and the Partnership for Maternal, Child & Newborn Health (PMNCH) hosted a civil society discussion on the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Investors Group Meeting. A recording of the webinar can be found on GHC’s Webinar page. In addition, please find the following documents for your information:

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Takeaways from the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Learning Event Debrief Webinar

On Tuesday, December 15, GHC hosted a webinar debriefing session on the most recent Global Financing Facility Learning Event and Civil Society (CS) pre-meeting around Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), which occurred in November 14-16 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The speakers were Monique Vledder from the Read More »


The First Meeting of the Investors Group (IG) of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) took place on September 28, 2015 in New York. Read the the full meeting minutes.

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Report from Civil Society Pre-Meeting to the GFF Learning Meeting

A civil society pre-meeting to the Global Financing Facility Learning Meeting took place on November 14 in Nairobi, Kenya.  A short meeting report which outlines the key findings of the meeting was produced. In addition to summarizing civil society experiences in engaging with the GFF in front runner countries,...Read More »

Civil Society Organizations Propose GFF Minimum Standards

At a learning session on the Global Financing Facility (GFF), civil society organizations engaged in the GFF process proposed minimum standards for GFF country platforms to ensure participation, transparency and accountability. These minimum standards expand on existing GFF principles of inclusiveness and transparency, and adding principles of independence and accountability....Read More »

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1. GFF Business Plan
    Executive Summary
2. GFF Concept note
   Executive Summary

3. GFF Country Factsheet
4. HRTIF 2014 Annual Report