Countdown to 2030 works in 19 countries of Africa and South Asia through two funding mechanisms, the Global Financing Facility (GFF) and Exemplars in Global Health.  The 15 GFF country collaborations aim to generate evidence and strengthen countries' capacity to measure progress and performance of RMNCAH+N programs. A key focus is to inform annual and mid-term reviews of the countries’ 5-year plans and GFF investment cases. In the seven Exemplar countries, Countdown is working to understand the drivers of major declines in maternal and newborn mortality that have been measured in "positive outlier" countries during recent decades.