Issue 1 / Indicator 1
Health development cooperation is focused on results that meet developing countries’ priorities
Partner Country Performance
Since the start of monitoring IHP+ performance, an increasing number of partner countries have established a comprehensive country results framework (Figure 1). The 17 countries that participated in previous monitoring rounds were more likely to have a country results framework in place than the seven countries that participated for the first time.
Development Partner Performance
Among the 16 development partners who provided data to the MOHs in at least four countries, the proportion of reported expenditures in programmes that were aligned with the country results framework ranged from 98% by the World Bank to 34% by UNAIDS. Some partners responsible for a large volume of health sector assistance were only 50% aligned (Figure 13).
Serial data from countries and development partners that participated in performance monitoring over the last three rounds were only available for eleven countries. They show an increasing alignment of development partners with country results frameworks (Figure 14). In 2013 the development partners in all eleven countries except Mozambique scored 100% on this indicator. This finding has to be interpreted with caution. It does not mean that the programmes of the participating development partners were fully aligned, but rather that all the partners had disbursed a proportion of their development funds through a programme that was aligned, such as a general or sector budget support programme; and, in addition, that they participated in at least one of four possible processes to strengthen the country results framework.