Global Financing Facility

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) was launched at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015 as part of a global conversation about how to finance the SDGs. The GFF Trust Fund acts as a catalyst for financing, with countries using modest GFF Trust Fund grants to significantly increase their domestic resources alongside the World Bank’s IDA and IBRD financing, aligned external financing, and private sector resources. Each relatively small external investment is multiplied by countries’ own commitments – generating a large return on investment, contributing to lives saved and improved.

Focusing on women, children and adolescents, countries invest in high-impact but historically under-funded areas such as sexual and reproductive health and rights, newborn survival, adolescent health, nutrition – and in the health systems needed to deliver at scale and sustain impact.