The content on this page provides historical information on two rounds of IHP+ performance monitoring: 2012 and 2014. 

In the 2014 IHP+Results Monitoring report shows findings from 24 IHP+ countries and 37 development partners that took part. For the first time, Ministries of Health were responsible for collecting and reporting country-based data, and four international NGOs also provided data. This is currently the largest global database on development cooperation in health. The findings were discussed at the 5th IHP+ Country Health Teams meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia

The 2012 IHP+Results Monitoring Report contains 36 scorecards, 17 for development partners and 19 for country governments. The scorecards closely reflect the OECD/DAC aid effectiveness indicators adapted to the health sector.  IHP+ partners are encouraged to review their own scorecard ratings and scorecards of other signatories and discuss how they can improve. The findings were discussed at the 4th IHP+ Country Health Teams meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, and you can see the presentation here.

2014 results highlights

Six key messages from the monitoring findings are important for identifying how to improve development cooperation in health.

  1. The longer a country has been a member of IHP+, the more effective their development cooperation in health. 

  2. Governments and development partners’ performance in development cooperation are linked.
  3. Governments are continuing to establish national health strategies, measure results and strengthen accountability.
  4. Development partners are increasingly aligning and continue to participate in accountability processes at country level.
  5. Governments are improving financing and to some extent financial management of the health sector.
  6. There is stagnation or decline in use by development partners of national financial management systems and in predictability of their funding.

2012 results highlights

  1. Important progress has been made toward country ownership of development assistance, as reflected in the design of national health plans, performance frameworks and country compacts and the incorporation of those tools into dialogues and joint assessments with Development Partners;
  2. Aid delivery to five countries surveyed over the period 2009 - 2012 that initially signed the IHP+ Global Compact appears to be more effective in certain ways;
  3. Evidence remains scant or poor, regarding both the extent and nature of civil society engagement;
  4. Development Partners as a whole have to date not realized the “step change” in aid effectiveness that was anticipated when IHP+ was launched. Only three of 12 targets have been met, and two of those were already achieved by 2009, prior to the reporting process.

The conclusion of the IHP+Results independent advisory group is that the 2012 IHP+Results report is a unique and valuable contribution to the systematic assessment of development effectiveness in health. Approaches for future monitoring of commitments to health development effectiveness were discussed at the 4th IHP+ Country Health teams meeting, and a further round of monitoring is expected for 2014.