WHO IS SUPPORTING THE EWEC GLOBAL STRATEGY?
The updated EWEC Global Strategy has catalysed ground-breaking support for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. A total of 215 commitments were made by 212 commitment-makers between its launch in September 2015 and December 2016.125 The number of commitments increased from 173 in 2015 to 215 in 2016, demonstrating the EWEC movement’s ability to mobilize continuing support from both governments and a diverse group of nongovernmental stakeholders, and reflecting the country-led, cross-sectoral and multistakeholder nature of the EWEC Global Strategy. Commitments are listed on the EWEC website having been approved through a formal process.126
Making 61 commitments by December 2016, governments form the largest category of supporters, accounting for 28% of all commitments (Figure 17). Nearly 22% of all pledges were made by low-income and middle-income countries. The private sector makes up the second-largest supporter group, with nearly one quarter (24%) of commitments, followed closely by civil society organizations (CSOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), with 23%.
Of the remaining quarter of commitments, 16 were made by the UN, multilateral and global partnerships, 11 were made jointly by multiple actors, nine by intergovernmental bodies, eight by academic, research and training institutes, seven by philanthropists and foundations, and two by health-care professional associations.