UHC2030 aims to facilitate accountability for progress towards health systems strengthening and UHC and contribute to a more integrated approach to accountability for health in the SDGs.
The vision for UHC2030 acknowledges the political nature of universal health coverage reforms and the need to focus on who benefits and who is left behind on pathways to achieve UHC. Essential to this approach are fostering political will, nationally and globally, through policy dialogue and advocacy to promote sufficient, sustainable and equitable investment in health systems for UHC; and facilitating monitoring and accountability for equitable progress towards UHC.
UHC2030 will convene partners and related initiatives to take stock of progress on health systems and UHC. We will bring together existing global monitoring efforts to provide a narrative on the rates and distribution of progress on health systems strengthening and UHC. We will aim to add value to the existing landscape of accountability initiatives in health and related sectors, building on lessons learnt from past experience.
A cornerstone of accountability for UHC will be robust accountability mechanisms at the country level, and UHC2030 will support this in different ways.
UHC2030 strategy for accountability: an accountability review is currently taking place to inform the development of an accountability strategy for UHC2030. More information will follow soon.
Monitoring effective development cooperation in health
For countries that receive external assistance to develop health systems, adhering to effective development cooperation principles is still the most important way to ensure coordination around health systems strengthening.
Given this significance, UHC2030 will build on the work of IHP+ and the bi-annual monitoring of effective development cooperation in the health sector.
Monitoring Results 2016
The 2016 monitoring round tracked seven effective development cooperation practices in the health sector using indicators for both governments and development partners. This broadly mapped onto the 'seven behaviours' (link), a number of critical areas where international development partners need to change their behaviour.
Data collection included both quantitative and qualitative information. In addition to government and development partners, the qualitative survey also included civil society and private sector.
Thirty countries signed up for the 2016 monitoring round and results are being discussed at country-level multi-stakeholder meetings. Once this has taken place, findings are published on a country-by-country basis. More information about development partner performance will come later.
The main findings of the 2016 monitoring round will feed into the UHC2030 Global Monitoring Report, together with the ongoing performance review of development partners.