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Build Sustainable Financing & Partnerships for Girls & Women

This week, the international community is convening in New York for the United Nations General Assembly to discuss some of the most pressing issues of our time, including the Sustainable Development Goals.
Achieving these ambitious goals requires having the right resources – this includes the financial investments and the multi-stakeholder partnerships to meet the needs of the whole girl and the whole woman – her opportunity to learn, earn, lead, and control her own body.
While commitments have been made to invest in girls and women with a partnership approach, these commitments must now be followed by action.
Action like the unexpected yet powerful collaboration between Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee, working together to bring girls education to refugee communities. Or the Global Financing Facilities’ unique approach to funding health programs—bridging domestic resources, development assistance, and catalytic private sector funding to improve the lives of girls and women around the world.
This month, the Deliver for Good campaign shines a spotlight on these examples and more, to highlight effective partnerships and sustainable financing models that will deliver for girls and women and fuel progress toward the SDGs.

Together, we can do more. Together, we can Deliver for Good.
Join Deliver for Good Partners in our commitment to girls & women everywhere.

OECD: OECD DAC Blended Finance Principles for Unlocking Commerical Finance for the SDGs

Equal Measures 2030: SDG Gender Index

World Diabetes Foundation, NCD Alliance, and Women Deliver: Call to Action to Prioritize Diabetes in Pregnancy

Deliver for Good Partners: Fundamentals for Partnerships Graphics

International Monetary Fund: Women in Finance Study

Global Financing Facility: Annual Report 2017-2018

International Monetary Fund: Women in Finance Study
Follow these Twitter handles and hashtags throughout September to join the conversation on building sustainable financing and partnerships for girls and women.

Twitter Handles to Follow

Hashtags to Follow
Solutions in Action
Take a deeper dive into stories and solutions for building sustainable financing and partnerships.
Partnerships come in unexpected places. Learn more about the collaboration between Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee to deliver for girls. 
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Community Partnerships Prove Essential in the Futures of Young Mothers
Help Lesotho
Community partnerships, including with local leaders and religious institutions, can play a critical role in helping young mothers to better care for their children. Learn about a Young Mother Support Program developed in collaboration with community partners to promote agency and support for teenage mothers.

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A Powerful Lever of Progress and Effective Private Sector Engagement 
Merck for Mothers
The private sector can and must play an important role in addressing critical public health issues in low resource countries, where the vast majority of all preventable maternal and child deaths occur. Merck for Mothers shares their perspective on this topic and the work they're doing in partnership with the Global Financing Facility. 
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The Deliver for Good Campaign shares fundamentals for partnerships that deliver for girls and women.
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Finance as a Tool for Social Change
Catalyst at Large
From a leader in gender-smart investing, discover the different ways financial investments can be used to drive policy change and shift business behavior. 

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Can Blended Finance Help Fill the Gender Equality Funding Gap?
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
All sources of financing must be leveraged to ensure no girl or woman is left behind. The OECD outlines different strategies that can help donors best leverage funds with a stronger focus on gender equality. 

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Transforming Health & Development with Girls & Women at the Center
Global Financing Facility
Meet the Global Financing Facility - an organization supporting governments to prioritize funding for women's, children's,  and adolescents' health and nutrition. Learn about the efforts taken to put girls and women at the center of sustainable financing. 
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Partnerships that Work for Women: Lessons from BSR's HERproject
After a decade of partnering with both companies and public-sector donors to empower over 800,000 women working in the supply chain, BSR is asking the important question: what allows partnerships to drive progress towards SDG 5 and to empower low-income women workers?

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Meet Mercy Corps, the newest member of the Deliver for Good campaign Advisory Group.  Hear from CEO Neal Keny-Guyer why this partnership is critical to ensuring no girl or woman is left behind in humanitarian response. 
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Mobile Nutrition Knowledge Promotes Girls' Empowerment, Agency, and Well-Being
Nutrition International

Recognizing the challenge of reaching adolescent girls with information about improved nutrition, Nutrition International and Girl Effect have joined forces to connect with millions of adolescent girls where they are— on their phones. Read about the impact of this collaboration. 
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To Defeat Diabetes in Pregnancy, Scale Up Good Ideas
World Diabetes Foundation
Addressing the problem of diabetes in pregnancy will require greater collaboration between the maternal health and NCD communities. Learn about an effective intervention in Bangladesh and the Call to Action developed ahead of the 2018 High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases.   

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