UHC2030 Working Groups are time-limited and made up of technical experts from among partners and associated initiatives.

The current working groups for UHC2030 are as follows:

1. Public financial management working group

2. Working group on support to countries with fragile or challenging operating environments

3. Sustainability, transition from external financing, and health system strengthening working group

Forthcoming Working Groups are:

4. Accountability working group 

5. Advocacy working group

1. Public financial management working group

This group consists of financial management experts from UHC2030 development partners and partner countries. It is chaired by Renaud Seligmann, FM Sector Manager at the World Bank.

The working group will:

  • gather knowledge on good practices for joint approaches to FM harmonization and alignment
  • synthesize and share this knowledge among development partners and partner countries
  • facilitate support to the implementation of these joint FM harmonization and alignment approaches.

Terms of Reference for the PFM Working Group             

Members of the PFM Working Group     

More information about Financial Management

2. Working group on support to countries with fragile or challenging operating environments

This working group is focused on developing guidance for coordination and health systems strengthening in countries faced with a fragile or challenging operating environment. The guidelines will have specific considerations for three scenarios. Firstly low capacity in the health system, secondly a lack of meaningfully representative government, and thirdly countries experiencing conflict or emergencies. 

The guidelines will promote and facilitate situation analysis, coordination of development and humanitarian partners and provide support for health systems strengthening. This will be piloted in two to three countries with fragile or challenging environments. A first step is a forthcoming literature review of health systems strengthening, health service delivery and coordination between different actors in countries under stress, with a synthesis of lessons on coordination of partners and health systems interventions. Please see a preliminary list of relevant literature in the TOR for the working group below.

Terms of Reference (including list of members) 

This working group has met on the following dates: 

Meeting notes for the record

6 December 2016
21 December 2016
21 January 2017
27 February 2017

3. Working group on Sustainability, Transition from Aid and Health System Strengthening

All low- and middle-income countries face a number of critical pressures on their health systems. Some of these are particularly salient for countries that are currently or will soon be ‘transitioning’ to much lower levels of external financial support.  A common guiding principle is to maintain or even increase effective coverage for priority health services, including those currently supported with external funds.  

This does however not mean simply channelling government revenues to pay for a previously donor-funded programme. Rather, transition provides an opportunity for countries to assess how governance, financing and service delivery are configured to ensure the sustainability of effective coverage for priority interventions.  

Hence, health system strengthening (HSS) is at the core of the response to transition if progress towards UHC is to be sustained.  It also emphasizes the importance of sustainability in the transition process, which should also extend to those countries that are not imminently facing declines in donor assistance.

This ‘Transition’ working group is currently exploring roles, responsibilities and opportunities for collaboration among development partners, expert networks and countries. The scope of work will be to build consensus around core issues and objectives in response to the transition from aid, develop guidance and principles for good practice and explore the types of reforms and investments needed to support an effective transition process. An annual work plan will be defined. More information will follow soon.

This ‘Transition’ working group met for the first time on 30-31 March 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Archive of past IHP+ Working Groups