What difference does signing a Country Compact make and what are...
Country Compacts Lessons
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.