Options for Strengthening the Global Aid Architecture for Women's and Children's Health

Sponsor: SEEK Development

Location(s): United States


Reducing the global burden of preventable maternal, newborn and child illness and deaths has emerged as a major focus for the global health community. Accelerating progress towards MDGs 4 and 5—the child and maternal health Millennium Development Goals—reached the top of the global political agenda through initiatives such as the UN Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and the G8 Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (MNCH). An unresolved question in current discussions is how to channel new financial commitments to MNCH in the most rapid, effective, and equitable manner, in order to translate funding into concrete action on the ground. E2Pi conducts evidence synthesis and policy analysis to help address this question. We also examine questions related to the optimum delivery of effective MNCH interventions in low- and middle-income countries.

Strengthening the Global Financing Architecture for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: Options for Action

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) contracted SEEK Development in partnership with E2Pi to conduct a major new policy analysis that:

  • Examines weaknesses in the current aid architecture as it relates to RMNCH
  • Lays out options for improving this architecture in order to accelerate progress towards MDGs 4 and 5
  • Makes a specific recommendation on which is the preferred option