Investment and financing

Outcome 3: Information to guide/ track investments and promote accountability on progress, commitments and processes towards improving women’s and children’s health synthesized and disseminated.

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) is supporting efforts to broaden the evidence-base and strengthen methods by commissioning studies and development of tools and methodologies. The work is coordinated by DFID and Norad. PMNCH is also facilitating knowledge exchange and dialogue through dissemination and dialogue with experts and partners. A study of the economic benefits of investing in nutrition, with a focus on women’s and children’s health, is expected to be published in 2013.

Good health of women and children has a universally acknowledged intrinsic value and is a basic human right. Healthy women and children also contribute to economic growth. The economic case for women’s and children’s health works to inform priorities and resource allocation decisions, alongside arguments based on human rights and the intrinsic value of good health. Investing in women’s and children’s health is vital for sustainable economic and social development.

Key projects and products

  • A technical consultation in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Leadership and Policy Dialogue for Women’s and Children’s Health in Manila in November 2012;
  • A systematic literature review to identify knowledge gaps;
  • An econometric study of the relationship between RMNCH outcomes and economic growth;
  • A framework to estimate the national economic benefits of investing in women’s and children’s health.

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