Project profile — Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) 2021-25


IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (44001)
2020-11-21 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (70.00%)
• America, regional (10.00%)
• Asia, regional (20.00%)


• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (30.00%)
• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (15.00%)
Basic nutrition (12240) (15.00%)
• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (30.00%)
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF). The GFF is a multi-donor financing platform that provides country-led, sustainable financing to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths. The GFF uses these funds, along with funds from country donors, private foundations and recipient country domestic resources, to implement its 2021-2025 Strategy: Protecting, Promoting and Accelerating Health Gains for Women, Children and Adolescents. This strategy takes into consideration countries’ needs related to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The GFF finances national reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH-N) plans, supports countries in the transition towards sustainable domestic financing of RMNCAH-N, contributes to coordinated financing for RMNCAH-N, finances the strengthening of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems, and finances the development and deployment of global public goods. Project activities include: (1) supporting countries in developing individual RMNCAH-N investment cases to align sources of financing to national priorities; (2) clinical interventions such as increasing access to health services and health facilities from the pre-pregnancy stage onwards for women, newborns and children; (3) health systems interventions such as strengthening health systems, strengthening health information systems and increasing access to medical products/technologies; and (4) multi-sectoral interventions in multiple sectors such as education, nutrition, and water and sanitation and strengthening of CRVS systems. Project activities will vary depending on the RMNCAH-N priorities of the recipient government. To leverage additional financing for RMNCAH-N, the GFF matches grant funding from the GFF Trust Fund to financing from the International Development Association (IDA) and the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). The GFF’s country selection is prioritized, based on criteria that includes available resources, need, population and income, eligibility for loans from the IDA/IBRD and the ability to achieve results. In support of the Every Women Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016-2030, the GFF contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for RMNCAH-N in 36 countries, with a focus on five targets of SDG3 (Good Health and Well-being) and one target of SDG2 (Zero Hunger).

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: Medium-term: (1) improved service delivery; (2) adopted and implemented financing and systems reforms; and (3) systematic use of data to inform decision-making; Long-term: (1) equitable, scaled, sustained coverage of high-impact interventions; (2) increased and sustained resources for health; (3) improved efficiency of health-related investments. The ultimate expected outcomes for this project are accelerated country-led progress on improving the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents and strengthened national platforms for primary health care and universal health care with a focus on health financing.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $50,000,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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