Accelerated progress, more commitments, better aligned action across sectors and among all partners engaged in implementing the EWEC Global Strategy, and stronger mutual accountability mechanisms are all needed. In response to these needs, partners developed the 2020 EWEC Partners’ Framework, which includes six focus areas and five critical enablers (“common deliverables”) with measurable milestones to be achieved by 2020. This framework was endorsed unanimously by the High-Level Steering Group during their April 2017 meeting.
To support countries in the implementation of their national plans and accelerate progress on the EWEC Global Strategy and the SDGs, partners have identified six areas requiring more focused attention and better aligned multistakeholder action: early childhood development; adolescent health and well-being; quality, equity and dignity in services; sexual and reproductive health and rights; empowerment of women, girls and communities; and humanitarian and fragile settings. The five common deliverables are: political commitment; integrative, sustainable financing; multistakeholder and cross-sectoral partnership; improved management systems and capacities; and strengthened data and information systems and accountability at all levels.