Experience with developing country compacts or partnership agreements in Benin, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Uganda is reviewed in a 2010 document. Encouraging outcomes from the process of developing a compact in these countries include:

  • Stronger government leadership is evident, through getting better consensus to support the national health plan. New development partners such as civil society organizations and non-health Ministries such as Finance and Local Government are also engaging, resulting in better governance
  • New joint working arrangements and stronger health partners groups are emerging
  • Stronger mutual accountability mechanisms are now in place
  • Increased transparency over donor funding plans is evident.

A guidance note has recently been completed to provide information to all parties who may wish to develop country Compacts in support of national health outcomes, including the health-related Millennium Development Goals, outlining what it takes and what the gains are. 

Individual Compacts can be found here.

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