Civil Society Engagement Strategy

The value of civil society engagement and contributions to advancing reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) and nutrition is well documented (see Box 2 and Annex 3 for examples). Leading global initiatives and financing mechanisms have paved the way in demonstrating effective processes for effective and meaningful civil society engagement, and have documented results that show that those engagement efforts lead to improvements in reaching vulnerable communities, accountability, resource mobilization, and health outcomes. 2 Civil society engagement to date in the GFF has already yielded positive results, such as the alignment of the country Investment Case and the country Costed Implementation Plan for family planning, in Uganda, and the inclusion of nutrition in the Investment Case in Cameroon.