CSOs GFF Engagement Toolkit

Health Financing
Civil society organisations have a crucial role to play in the Global Financing Facility: amplifying the voice of their constituencies to influence priority setting; monitoring country commitments; and holding government to account for mobilising domestic resources and improving RMNCAH-N outcomes.

The GFF is a country-led mechanism, bringing together multiple sources of funding to accelerate progress on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH-N). When Civil Society are meaningfully engaged in the implementation of the GFF at global, national, and sub-national levels, great things can happen for the health of women, adolescents, children and babies.

The CSOs GFF engagement toolkit has been developed by Evidence 4 Action-MamaYe to support Civil Society to understand, and actively engage with the GFF, to ensure that this financing mechanism accelerates progress towards better health for every woman and child.

E4A-MamaYe’s expertise on civil society engagement with the GFF has supported CSOs in over thirteen countries to get the most out of the GFF. We do this through in-country multi-stakeholder workshops and follow-up support to Civil Society that decide to commit to engaging with the GFF.

This toolkit draws together our expertise from engagement with civil society, and the lessons we have learnt from CSOs as they seek to engage with, and enhance the work of the GFF. The toolkit includes material for Civil Society at any stage in the GFF Process - from those who are just starting to engage, to those who are seeking to track the implementation of the GFF investment case and disbursement of funding in their country.

Click the Download button to access the material in English. The toolkit will be regularly updated - so keep an eye out for new material. If you are you a CS representative interested in getting support to implement GFF in your country, get in touch at info@evidence4action.net

A guide to the toolkit:

GFF Processes and Key Documents: A presentation that explains, step by step, the processes and key documents that you should be aware of as you start to engage with the GFF.

GFF Glossary: A reference document that explains all the key terms you might come across in engaging with the GFF in a simple way.

GFF Architecture: A presentation that explains who the key stakeholders are and what they do at each stage in the process.

GFF Financing Streams: A presentation that demonstrates the range of funding sources that are catalysed by the GFF, how these are disbursed, and why they are linked to the national budget.

PAD Cheat Sheet: A tool to help you navigate the Project Appraisal Document- this document sets out the amount and use of some (but not all) of the funding catalysed by the GFF.

GFF Monitoring: A presentation that illustrates how efforts at the country level result in a global impact of better health for every woman and child, and how you can monitor this.

Health Financing Factsheet: Explanations of key concepts, and how you can use health financing to achieve Universal Health Coverage. 

Budget Guide: A step by step tool to support your organisation as you look at whether your national health budget will result in better health outcomes.

Budget Cycle: A presentation that will support you to engage with your national budget- providing suggestions of what questions to ask, to whom, and when.

CSO Involvement in the Budget: An introduction to the budget cycle and suggestions of activities CSOs can do at each step in the cycle.