2012-15 PMNCH Strategic Framework

And accompanying "Workplan and Budget" documents


Strategic Framework Cover

This document sets out the Strategic Framework for the operations of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (the Partnership) over the course of 2012 to 2015. It presents the context in which the Partnership operates and sets out the Partnership’s Vision, Mission and “Value add”. It proposes Strategic Objectives for delivering these aims and outlines the operational principles by which the Partnership guides its work. It builds on the successful implementation of the Partnership’s Strategy and Workplan 2009 to 2011, which will be completed in 2011. More information on the Partnership’s history and activities, and its Partners, can be found at www.pmnch.org.

The Strategic Framework for 2012 to 2015 draws on the discussions and conclusions from the Partnership’s Board Retreat held on 9 and 10 March 2011 and its supporting discussion papers. It also reflects the lessons learned from the previous Strategy and Workplan 2009 to 2011 and the ongoing global efforts to improve the health of women and children and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The development of the Strategic Framework took place between March and October 2011 under the guidance of the Board and Executive Committee of the Partnership. It included consultations with the wider membership, particularly at the early stages of the development. A short version of the document was made available in April 2011 as part of consultations with the whole membership. Comments received from Partners and other collaborators during the consultation period have been considered and integrated.1 The paper also reflects discussions and decisions made at the Partnership’s Board meeting in June 2011.

From a framework to a plan of work

The Strategic Framework is the basis for further and more detailed work translating this framework into specific, identifiable and costed outputs and activities, which will make up the dynamic, four-year rolling Strategy and Workplan 2012 to 2015 (the Workplan) for the Partnership. The full Workplan will guide the Partnership’s activities in 2012 and beyond. Its “dynamic” nature reflects the shared and pragmatic view that the Partnership must retain a degree of responsiveness to a fast-moving global health environment. The Board agreed that the Workplan should reassess and adapt the focus of its outputs and activities on an annual basis in the years to 2015, as appropriate and relevant.

This document has been developed by the Partnership’s Secretariat with the support of Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA).2

The Strategic Framework is structured as follows:

  • Section 2 provides a brief overview of the progress, challenges, opportunities and risks in the current reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) landscape.
  • Section 3 sets out the Partnership’s overall value proposition.
  • Section 4 proposes the Vision and the Mission for the Partnership.
  • Section 5 discusses the Partnership’s Strategic Objectives for the period 2012-2015.
  • Section 6 details the cross-cutting principles that underpin the Partnership’s Strategy.