GlobalCAD supports efforts to end maternal deaths and gender-based violence

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Ending preventable maternal deaths, the unmet need for family planning, and gender-based violence are the three transformative results that guide United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)’s work leading up to 2030.

Delivering this vision implies the mobilization of additional resources beyond the contribution of traditional donors. Moreover, projections released last year by UNFPA highlighted the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the progress achieved so far in relation to these three transformative results.

In this context, the UNFPA led organization-wide efforts in fostering partnerships with non-traditional donors to leverage additional resources, as set in the Strategic Partnership Framework 2018-2021.

GlobalCAD supported this institution to assess the potential for private sector engagement and partnerships, especially in terms of resources mobilization, in the different regions where UNFPA operates and to recommend key strategies to unlock these opportunities. To address this goal, GlobalCAD provided insights on key trends and scenarios in the post-COVID era.

In the frame of this assignment, a detailed assessment of the private sector market potential for UNFPA’s mandate was performed in every region, with a strong focus on resource mobilization partnerships. The report produced analyses the contribution of the private sector to development as part of its business core.

It identified the high potential market opportunities and mapped key private sector organisations, private foundations and companies (both in economic and social terms) in the six regions (Asia Pacific, Arab World, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, East and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and West and Central Africa).

The team of consultants also analysed the approach of similar organizations with successful private sector partnerships operations in these regions, including human resource capacity and structures and proposed options to maximize opportunities in priority markets.

This was completed by the proposal of suitable modalities of private sector partnerships best suited for the market realities of each region and key trends for private sector engagement in the post-COVID-19 recovery phase.

As a final step of the project implementation, an online workshop was organized gathering representatives from the different regions and the global team involved in the project. This workshop created an interactive and participatory process that highlighted current needs, insights and potential solutions to address them with the support of the global office.

Geisel García Graña
Geisel García Graña
Geisel is Communication & Ecosystem Manager for GlobalCAD. @geiselgg