Strengthening the tracking of official development assistance and domestic financing for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health
Countdown to 2030 and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) organized a consultation on the tracking of global and domestic financing for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health (WCAH) at the London Office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on May 10-11, 2018. The Meeting Agenda is attached here.
The overall objective of this meeting was to lay the foundation for improved accountability of WCAH financing to maximize the use of existing funds and mobilize additional WCAH financing. More specifically, the meeting aimed to:
- agree on key elements of a tracking method and roadmap to harmonize and improve the tracking of official development assistance (ODA) for WCAH to hold donors accountable and improve coordination;
- lay the foundation for greater alignment and coordination to support predictability of WCAH ODA; and
- contribute to further integration of health ODA and domestic health financing tracking approaches.
Representatives from all the major tracking initiatives for WCAH financing and representatives of donor governments, multilateral agencies, and partnerships attended the meeting. A list of participants and the meeting agenda are both included as annexes to this report. Day 1 of the meeting focused on ODA for WCAH while Day 2 focused on domestic financing for WCAH and health more broadly.
Read more about the major discussion points of and agreed upon next steps from the consultation in the Meeting Report.