Toward Achieving the SDGs: The GFF’s Impact and Challenges and Its Significance for Japan

Prepared by Shiori Nagatani, Tomoko Yoshida, and Tomoko Suzuki
2020 (Japanese) | 2021 (English abridged version)

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) aims to improve reproductive health, and the health and nutrition of mothers, children, and adolescents. Its primary mission is to support and work toward the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of “Every Woman, Every Child.” The GFF was established in July 2015 to save the lives of 35 million mothers, children, and adolescents around the world who die from preventable causes.

This report was originally prepared in Japanese with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the goal of fostering understanding of the GFF among people involved in global health and developmental assistance in Japan. JCIE conducted over 40 interviews with experts and stakeholders, made site visits to Senegal and Indonesia, and carried out a literature review to provide a more comprehensive and nuanced picture of the GFF.  In 2021, an abridged translation was published to offer information not readily available in English, namely the case studies and the analysis of the GFF’s potential alignment with Japan’s approaches.

For further information about the study (in Japanese), click here.  

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