Health development co-operation is more predictable

Partner Country Performance

Since the 2010/11 monitoring round, partner governments increased the proportion of national budgets allocated to the health sector from an average of eight to ten %. Two countries (Togo and Burkina Faso) reached the targets for the Abuja commitment for Africa of 15%. Twelve had increased their budget allocation since the last monitoring round while five maintained or decreased it (Figure 7). The average level of budget execution remained virtually unchanged at 71%, but the number of countries that reached the target of 90% budget execution increased by 44% to 13/22 (Figure 8).

Development Partner Performance

In the 24 countries sampled, the 90% budget execution target for development partners was reached in 12 countries (Figure 18), just one less than the 13 countries where budget execution by government met the target (Figure 8). The combined target of 90% budget execution of both the government and the development partner budgets was reached in nine countries (Figure 19).

When comparing results with the 2010/11 performance report for the 17 countries that participated in both rounds, the aggregate rate of development partner budget execution fell from 99% to 85%. However this is to a large extent due to the fact that there were major unscheduled disbursements in 2010, primarily by the Global Fund. The 2010/11 budget execution rates in many countries were therefore well above 100%.