24 February 2016

Thirty-one IHP+ countries are participating in this round of monitoring.

Update on fifth round of IHP+ monitoring

The fifth round of IHP+ monitoring will take place during 2016. We are delighted to announce that the following 31 countries have opted to participate in the process, which together represents 86% of IHP+ countries. 

This is an increase of nearly 30% on the level of participation in the fourth round of IHP+ monitoring in 2014 (where 24 participated), and reflects both a year on year increase in the numbers of participating countries and an ongoing strong demand for stronger transparency and accountability in delivering commitments to provide effective development cooperation (EDC).

31 countries have confirmed participation in 2016 IHP+ monitoring

1. Afghanistan

12. Gambia

22. Nigeria

2. Benin

13. Guinea

23. Pakistan

3. Burkina Faso

14. Guinée-Bissau 

24. Senegal

4. Cabo Verde

15. Liberia

25. Sierra Leone

5. Cambodia

16. Madagascar

26. Sudan

6. Cameroon

17. Mali

27. Tchad

7. Comoros

18. Mauritania

28. Togo

8. Cote d’Ivoire

19. Mozambique

29. Uganda

9. DRC

20. Myanmar

30. Viet Nam

10. El Salvador

21. Niger

31. Zambia

11. Ethiopia



The fifth IHP+ monitoring round will track the following seven effective development cooperation practices (see below), which broadly map onto the Seven Behaviours, a focus of IHP+ since 2013, using indicators for both IHP+ governments and for IHP+ Development Partners. Data collection will include both quantitative and qualitative information. In addition to government and development partners, the qualitative survey will also include civil society and private sector.

Effective development cooperation practices in the health sector

  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.

Following a competitive procurement process, the 2016 IHP+ monitoring process will be managed by a consortium led by hera in partnership with Itad. The consortium will circulate, as soon as possible, detailed guidance on what IHP+ signatories will need to do to participate.  Broad milestones for the exercise are set out below.  

Key milestones in fifth IHP+ monitoring 2016 

November - December 2015: Country-level decisions on participation

December 2015 - March 2016: Finalise tools and process

April - May 2016: Data collection (8 weeks) 

June - July 2016: Data analysis and reporting (8 weeks) 

July – December 2016: Findings discussed at country level

In the meantime, if you have questions about the 5th round of IHP+ monitoring, please don’t hesitate to contact the IHP+ core team.

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