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South-South Cooperation involves the exchange of technology, knowledge or skills among low-income or middle-income countries. This report documents the international experience in South-South Cooperation in health, and identifies key needs.

The 2016 monitoring round tracked eight effective development cooperation practices in the health sector using indicators for governments and development partners.

Guidance for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Review of National Health Strategies is aimed at countries and development partners. This document outlines the key features of a sound country-led platform for monitoring, evaluation and review.

Sound Financial Management (FM) is critical to ensure the best use is made of scarce resources and that funds for health services reach the communities that need them.

Joint Assessment of National Health Strategies, or JANS, is a shared approach to assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a national health strategy or plan.

Joint annual health sector reviews or JARs are a useful mechanism to review progress in the sector and identify issues that need to be addressed to improve performance.

Technical assistance (TA) makes up a substantial proportion of development cooperation for health (over a quarter on some estimates) so it is important to make the most of these resources.

The Country Planning Cycle Database is an open, online resource. It provides a country-by-country overview of health national planning, programmatic and project cycles, and information on donor involvement and technical support for the members of the WHO.

Country compacts are written commitments made by government and development partners that describe how they will work together to improve health outcomes. A country compact is a negotiated agreement between a government and development partners.

On 1 December 2021 a Special Session of the World Health Assembly agreed to launch a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization to strengthen pand