eC2: Modeling of the Return on Investments on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Child & Adolescent Health and Nutrition

Deadline: 23-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF) was launched at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015 as part of a global conversation about how to finance the SDGs. The vision of the GFF is to end preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths and improve the health and quality of life of women, adolescents and children. The mission of the GFF is to build a new model for development financing for the SDG era, bringing together multiple sources of financing in a synergistic, country-led way that closes the gap in funding for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition by 2030. The GFF uses modest amounts of grant resources catalytically, bringing programs to scale by leveraging far greater sums of domestic resources, financing from the International Development Association (IDA) and the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), aligned external resources, and resources from the private sector. Additionally, the GFF approach emphasizes smart financing, getting more value for money from each of these by improving efficiency. A multi-donor trust fund the GFF Trust Fund has been established at the World Bank Group to be a catalyst for this process. To date, 16 countries have been supported by the GFF Trust Fund, out of a total of 67 that are eligible for financing. More information is available at


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eC2: Baseline Data Collection for Impact Evaluation of Childcare Provision in Garment Factories

Deadline: 15-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank Group (WBG) is looking for a survey firm to carry out a baseline survey data collection activities planned for an impact evaluation (IE) of a project focused on childcare provision in garment factories in Cambodia. The project aims to improve childrens early childhood development indicators, mothers and childrens well-being and mothers productivity. The baseline survey will consist of 2 modules: one administered to mothers, and another one to children. Both modules will include a sample size of approximately 600 respondents (600 mothers, and 600 children). Data for both modules will be collected at the factory worksites, daycares and residences (for control group children). The respondents will be located in the following geographic locations: Phnom Penh and Kandal and Kampong Speu Provinces.



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In Senegal, a New Approach to Nutrition Drops Childhood Stunting

Ndeye Ngom is a first-time mother in Senegal’s Fatick region, 150 kilometers southeast of Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. And like any parent, upon hearing the news that her daughter, 9-month-old Khady Faye, was underweight, Ndeye grew immediately worried. “I panicked when they told me the baby is malnourished,” Ndeye remembers. “This is not a disease we know.”

Ndeye’s concern for her daughter was not unfounded. Childhood stunting, an overarching measure of long-term malnutrition, has life-long consequences: It can reduce cognitive abilities, limit school attainment, decrease adult wages, and make children less likely to escape poverty as adults.

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New Health Care Model Launches in Nigeria to Improve Women and Children’s Health


  • The Government of Nigeria is using the Program for Results (PforR) approach to inng-new-health-care-model-launches-in-nigeria-to-improve-women-and-childrens-health-homepage-780x439.jpgcentivize states to improve the coverage and quality of maternal and child health services.
  • The country’s health care sector is shifting from funding inputs such as drugs, commodities, and health workers, to paying for results and improved health outcomes for beneficiaries.
  • The hope is that the PforR model will help save lives and increase transparency in management and budgeting for primary healthcare.


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