3 August 2015

A new IHP+ brief, called ‘How to use the Monitoring Results’ is for IHP+ signatories and other development and health partners who want to put development cooperation principles into practice in the health sector.

How to use the monitoring results

Development cooperation is complex, with many different stakeholders and a mixture of country and global-level processes. So how do you measure whether development cooperation in health is more effective than before?

IHP+ set up a monitoring process that asks countries and development partners to report on their performance in development cooperation in health. Participation is voluntary. In 2014, 24 of the 36 IHP+ countries and thirty-seven development partners took part. For the first time, Ministries of Health were responsible for collecting and reporting country-based data, and four international NGOs provided data. This is currently the largest global database on development cooperation in health.

Governments, development partners and civil society organizations can use the results to generate discussion about accountability and progress. This 'How to use the Monitoring Results' brief provides more ideas about how to do so. 

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