Advocacy Toolkit for Civil Society and Youth in Support of the GFF Resource Mobilization Effort

This toolkit is designed to guide and equip the GFF civil society (CS) and youth constituency to meaningfully and effectively engage in the Global Financing Facility (GFF) resource mobilization campaign in support of the GFF Case for Investment. The toolkit provides a suite of tips and illustrative examples to adapt and or learn from to support the various global and local events and other critical parts of this campaign.

The Civil Society Coordinating Group (CSCG) for the GFF, including its 370+ civil society (CS) and youth members, indicated its early support through a statement on the resource mobilization effort delivered by the CS and youth Investors Group members at the March 2021 Investors Group Meeting. The GFF CS and youth statement set an ambitious but achievable Vision for Success that seeks to support the realization of a fully funded GFF resource mobilization campaign ā€œaskā€ of USD 1.2 billion in 2021, as well as the larger USD 2.5 billion investment needed from donors between 2021 and 2025. Alongside this resource mobilization target, CS and youth further commit to working with the GFF, country governments, donors, and other partners to realize a collective vision for success, which includes the following:

  • Effective, inclusive multi-stakeholder country platforms (MCPs)
  • Robust, transparent data/information sharing and accountability
  • Sustained, increased efficient domestic resources for health
  • Gender-transformative approaches
  • Effective, meaningful CS and youth engagement

To realize these important goals, the full constituency of CS and youth engaging, particularly in GFF countries, are called upon to:

  • Advocate to GFF country governments and donor countries to commit the USD 1.2 billion by the end of 2021;
  • Coordinate and elevate voices of the constituency to share lived experience in support of the resource mobilization campaign at national, regional, and global levels;
  • Serve as and mobilize champion speakers in support of donor and domestic resource mobilization efforts;
  • Synthesize and share country evidence, lessons, and on-the-ground realities to ensure the GFF and partners continue to learn and improve, in alignment with best practices and response to community needs; andĀ 
  • Drive monitoring and accountability in countries, including budget tracking, to ensure that resources are disbursed and utilized effectively, and reach communities with the greatest needsā€”supporting the journey towards self-reliance.

This toolkit provides illustrative examples and advocacy best practices to complement other constituency practices to facilitate effective engagement.