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SMART Advocacy Guide

For more than a decade, SMART Advocacy has enabled individuals and groups to implement advocacy and fuel progress. With SMART Advocacy, the Advance Family Planning initiative mobilized more than US $100 million for family planning and achieved hundreds of policy changes, both large and small. Since 2009, they achieved more than 2,200 policy and funding [more…]

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Organizational Capacity: An Enhanced Framework

This MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator report provides an overview of current organizational capacity literature and proposes a new enhanced framework that reflects on the evolution of capacity development thinking in recent years. It considers performance, resilience, sustainability, adaptive learning, and systems thinking and hones in on a limited set of key observable behaviors and practices that [more…]

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Addressing Gender in Global Health and Development: Insights from USAID’s Flagship MOMENTUM Project

This technical brief provides an overview of how MOMENTUM addresses gender across the project cycle and within a variety of program areas. Given MOMENTUM’s scale and scope, insights from this resource may be useful to other global health implementers seeking to ensure that gender is effectively integrated within their projects.

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Accelerating Digital Health Solutions to Deliver UHC Post COVID Webinar

COVID-19 has forced global health systems to adapt to rapidly evolving contexts, employ new methods of service delivery, and rely on new collaborative partnerships across sectors. In many parts of the world, this crisis has accelerated the digital transformation and provided digital solutions which can be taken forward to build back better, strengthen health systems [more…]

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The Health Systems Podcast

The Health Systems Podcast, created by the USAID Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) project, brings you conversations on what’s working in health systems strengthening approaches and what issues are shaping health systems in countries around the world. The podcast shares learning from LHSS’s work toward a future in which all people have access to affordable, [more…]

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Community Conversations on Vaccines Podcast

Immunization Advocates’ podcast, Community Conversations on Vaccines, explores issues related to vaccines and immunization in low- and middle-income countries through interviews with on-the-ground professionals in those communities, including health workers and journalists. The hosts for the podcast are Vince Blaser, Director of Immunization Advocates, and Francesca Montalto, Associate of Vaccine Acceptance and Demand. Preview the [more…]

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Grant Management Solutions Governance Tools and Templates

These tools and templates were developed by GMS staff and consultants in working with the Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) and their secretariats around the world. They are meant to support the strategic and operational work of CCMs in their governance and oversight responsibilities.

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Grant Management Solutions Success Stories

In the course of almost 10 years of operation, GMS progressively refined its approach to organizing and implementing short-term technical supported, and has consequently identified the ingredients or best practices it considers to be essential to producing high-quality short-term technical support for grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). [more…]

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Domestic Resource Mobilization: Country Strategies to Enhance Health Funding

All recent global financing analyses show significant gaps in funding to meet the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), along with declining donor funding. This situation starkly highlights the need for more domestic resource mobilization (DRM) as well as efficient use of current resources. Attention to DRM is especially urgent during [more…]

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Dreaming with Girls: How Aspirations Shape Contraceptive Use

Young people are critical drivers for sustainable change. Health and development organizations are increasingly partnering with adolescents to program around what matters to them today. Access to contraception alone simply is not enough. Tools and approaches that engage and respond to young people’s needs can bring young people one step closer to achieving their life [more…]

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