The Global Financing Facility for Women, Children, and Adolescents (GFF) is a multi-stakeholder partnership (MSP) hosted by the World Bank. Its primary mission is to combat poverty and inequality by advocating for the health and rights of women, children and adolescents. It accomplishes this by coordinating both public and private financing and by offering support for health sector policy reforms. GFF funds and investments often serve as a catalyst, facilitating the mobilization of additional funding, such as from the World Bank.
GFF’s activities are designed to expedite progress toward achieving gender parity, a goal of particular relevance in the context of a feminist development policy. In collaboration with Germany, the Netherlands, Côte d’Ivoire, and with the backing of the World Bank, the ‘Deliver the Future’ campaign was launched. Its objective is to generate an additional investment of USD 800 million for the well-being of the most vulnerable women, children, and adolescents. Leveraging the aforementioned catalytic effect, this is anticipated to result in a combined total amount of USD 20.5 billion, which will be utilized to advance gender equality in GFF partner countries.
On October 16, 2023, the first ‘pledging event’ of the campaign occurred during the World Health Summit in Berlin. The event proved to be a resounding success, with a total of USD 445 million in short-term funds already secured.
An essential element contributing to the project’s triumph, and MSPs in general, is the acquisition of notable political support. Here, Svenja Schulze, the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, has expressed her firm support for GFF and the Deliver the Future campaign. She stated: ‘This year Germany launched its feminist development policy. Its aim is to strengthen the rights, representation, and resources of women. The Global Financing Facility is exactly doing that by transforming investment in women, children, and adolescent health. This is why together with the governments of Côte d’Ivoire, the Netherlands and the World Bank, Germany co-hosts the GFF’s Deliver the Future campaign to raise the political attention and investment needed to save lives and ensure rights and opportunities for women and children.’
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