IHP+ was created in 2007 to help accelerate progress towards the health Millennium Development Goals. Improving health and health services is a complex task in any country. It involves governments, health workers, civil society and other stakeholders. In developing countries, money for health comes from both domestic and external resources. This means governments have to work with a range of international development partners. These are increasing in number, use different funding streams and have diverse bureaucratic demands. Efforts can become fragmented, governments’ capacities are frequently overburdened, funds can be unpredictable and resources can be wasted.

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness of 2005 promotes a set of principles based on years of experience of what makes aid and development cooperation effective. These principles have gained support across the global development community. The Accra Agenda for Action (2008) and the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (2011) build on the Paris Declaration.

The IHP+ Global Compact, following the principles of the Paris Declaration, commits signatories  to working better together, through:

  • National ownership
  • Alignment with national systems
  • Harmonization between agencies
  • Managing for results
  • Mutual accountability

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