25 July 2016

Find out how countries are participating

Monitoring round update

The 2016 IHP+ Monitoring Round is currently underway in 30 countries. In this fifth monitoring round, governments, development partners, civil society organisations and the private sector are providing information and data on effective development cooperation (EDC) practices (see below). 

The data collection started in most countries in April and will be finalised by mid-August. For the first time, the monitoring round is also collecting qualitative information in order to understand how stakeholders are contributing to effective development cooperation, what obstacles exist to them doing so and how obstacles can be overcome. 

All the information and data collected will be analysed and findings presented in order to facilitate country-level discussions on effective development cooperation and mutual accountability. 

In a selection of countries, where the Ministry of Health has confirmed their interest, IHP+ will also support the Ministry of Health and its partners to integrate EDC monitoring and accountability into existing national processes. Such support will take place between September and December 2016.

For any questions regarding the fifth monitoring round, please contact the helpdesk at helpdesk@ihpplusresults.org 

Measurement of EDC practices in the health sector: seven behaviours

1. A strong single national health strategy is supported by both government and development partners; they agree on priorities reflected in the national health strategy, and underpinning sub-sector strategies, through a process of inclusive development and joint assessment, and a reduction in separate exercises.

2. Resource inputs are recorded on the national health budget and in line with national priorities, with predictability of government and development partner funding.

3. Financial management systems are harmonized and aligned; requisite capacity building done or underway, and country systems strengthened and used.

4. Procurement/supply systems are harmonized and aligned, parallel systems phased out, country systems strengthened and used with a focus on best value for money. National ownership can include benefiting from global procurement.

5. Joint monitoring of process and results is based on one information and accountability platform; joint processes for mutual accountability on EDC are in place, such as Joint Annual Reviews or compact reviews.

6. Technical support is strategically planned and provided in a well-coordinated manner; opportunities for systematic learning between countries are developed and supported by agencies through south-south and triangular cooperation.

7. Civil society operates within an environment which maximizes its engagement in and contribution to health sector development.

In addition to monitoring the Seven Behaviours, the IHP+ 2016 Monitoring Round is also assessing how the private sector operates within an environment which maximizes its engagement in and contribution to health sector development.

See the key findings from the 2014 monitoring round here. 

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