Strategic Plan 2016-2020

in support of Every Woman Every Child

Executive Summary

Our vision

A world in which every woman, child and adolescent in every setting realises their rights to physical and mental health and wellbeing, has social and economic opportunities, and is able to participate fully in shaping prosperous and sustainable societies.

Our mission

To increase the engagement, alignment and accountability of partners, by creating a multi-stakeholder platform that will support the successful implementation of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, enabling partners to achieve more together than any individual Partner could do alone.

Our focus

The Partnership deploys its core functions of Alignment, Analysis, Accountability and Advocacy in full support of the 2030 Survive, Thrive and Transform targets of the Global Strategy. Over the course of this Strategic Plan, the Partnership will:

  • Accelerate action on the unfinished business of the MDGs, with a focus on equity to sustain efforts in countries that have fallen behind and to address the most marginalised, excluded and high burden populations and settings;
  • Accelerate action and gather the learning and evidence needed to tackle “frontier” and other critical challenges: including stillbirths, fulfilling SRHR needs and rights of all, meeting adolescents’ unique & varied needs, and inspiring action everywhere, in particular in humanitarian and fragile settings; and
  • Build knowledge and experience with inter-sectoral collaboration among Partners and related sectors to address the drivers of ill health and inequity.

The Partnership is fully committed to all of the 2030 targets in the Global Strategy. During the life of this Strategic Plan, the focus will be on driving progress on the targets of direct relevance to the continuum of care across sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health:

  • Reduce global maternal mortality to 70 or fewer deaths per 100,000 live births [SDG3.1]
  • Reduce newborn mortality in every country to 12 or fewer deaths per 1,000 live births [SDG3.2]
  • Reduce under-five mortality in every country to 25 or fewer deaths per 1,000 live births [SDG3.2]
  • Achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights [SDG3.7/5.6]; Ensure at least 75% of demand for family planning is satisfied with modern contraceptives

To achieve this progress, the Partnership will necessarily strengthen inter-sectoral outreach and collaboration on other Global Strategy and SDG targets, including but not limited to those that relate to nutrition, water and sanitation, education, and the rights of women and girls.

To pursue these Strategic Objectives

  • Prioritise engagement in countries
    At the service of countries, focusing on populations and places with the highest burden, greatest need and most inequity
  • Drive accountability
    Nurture a culture of open accountability to drive purposeful engagement & sustained commitment, tracking progress & holding eachother to account
  • Focus action for results
    Drive advocacy and share learning to accelerate & focus action and financing to deliver the Global Strategy for results
  • Deepen Partnership
    Engage & align a broad & inclusive range of Partners to deliver the full ambition of the Partnership for action & accountability

And deliver these high level Results

  • Prioritise engagement in countries
    Multi-stakeholder processes align partners and most affected communities in inclusive dialogue to shape priorities, financing & programmes in places of greatest need
  • Drive accountability
    Unified, independent and mutual accountability processes hold partners to account for results, resources and rights with advocacy and follow-up action for impact
  • Focus action for results
    Policies, programmes & financing deliver outcomes especially for the excluded, marginalised and lagging, sustaining their needs and rights at the centre of the development agenda
  • Deepen Partnership
    Collective action to drive effective policies, programmes, finance & accountability draws on the strengthened balanced and inclusive engagement of diverse and committed Partners

Monitored through

The Strategic Plan is implemented by the Partnership, under the direction of its Board, supported by its Secretariat delivering annual workplans in the context of an overarching Business Plan. During its first two years, opportunities will be taken to review often, learn quickly, and adjust where necessary, to ensure that Partnership objectives remain aligned with country priorities and the emerging global architecture.