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The Australian Government's overseas aid program is helping improve the lives of millions of people in developing countries. Australia is working with the governments and people of developing countries to deliver aid where it is most needed and most effective.






An IHP+ Country Compact or equivalent has been signed by the agency in 100% of IHP+ countries where they exist. Target = 100%.

Commitments are documented and mutually agreed.

100% 2005/7



In 2011 100% of health sector aid was reported by the agency on national health sector budgets - no change from 100%. Target = 50% reduction in aid not on budget (with ≼ 85% on budget).

85% 2005/7 2011

Support is based in country plans and strategies, including to strengthen Health Systems.

Insufficient data has been provided to enable a rating for the capacity development that was provided by the agency through coordinated programmes.

50% 2005/7 2011

In 2011 100% of health sector aid was provided by the agency through programme based approaches - an increase from 50%. Target = 66%.


66% 2005/7 2011 90%

In 2011 100% of health sector aid was provided by the agency through multi-year commitments - an increase from 50%. Target = 90%.

Funding commitments are long-term.

2005/7 2011

71% In 2011 100% of health sector aid disbursements provided by the agency were released according to agreed schedules - no change from 100% in 2008. Target = 71%.

Funds are disbursed predictably, as committed.

The health sector aid provided by the agency that used country procurement systems was deemed not applicable to AusAID.


2005/7 2011

80% 2005/7 2011

Country systems for procurement and public financial management are used and strengthened.

The health sector aid provided by the agency that used national public financial management systems was deemed not applicable to AusAID.

80% 2005/7 2011

In 2011 the stock of parallel project implementation units (PIUs) used by the agency in the surveyed countries was 0.0 - no change from 0.0. Target = 66% reduction in stock of PIUs.

Mutual accountability is being demonstrated.

In 2011 national performance assessment frameworks were routinely used by the agency to assess progress in 100% of IHP+ countries where they exist. Target = 100%.


2005/7 2011

Resources are being managed for Development Results.


Lower values are better

100% 2005/7 2011

In 2011 the agency participated in health sector mutual assessments of progress in 100% of IHP+ countries where they exist. Target = 100%.

100% 2005/7




Civil Society meaningfully engaged.

target achieved

progress made towards achieving target

In 2011, evidence exists in 100% of IHP+ countries that the agency supported civil society engagement in health sector policy processes. Target = 100%.

2005/7 2011

no progress or regression

data not provided

*Performance is assessed in only Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Budget support is also not counted. The rating may therefore not fully reflect progress, and could be an underestimate.

measure not applicable

indicates agreed target

AusAID provides its funding through the partner government system (pool fund). Therefore, elements of capacity building and systems strengthening that are built into the national programme are being funded through the pool fund.

Pool donors in Nepal have been using country systems, even if they are currently considered weak. Donors are collectively working to provide technical assistance to improve the system's weaknesses. Pool funding is not earmarked and contributes to all activities that relate to system strengthening within the Nepal Health Sector Program, such as the 'Governance and Accountability Action Plan' and the 'Financial Management Improvement Action Plan'. In addition, separate technical assistance - the Nepal Health Sector Support Program - is funded by DFID on behalf of pooling partners and includes procurement assistance to the Logistics Management Division of the Department of Health Services.

AusAID continues to advocate at the policy level, and influence preparation of planning and review processes for improved participation of civil society. However, no direct funding to civil society is provided.

HOW TO INTERPRET THIS SCORECARD Expected Results reflect key commitments that were made by IHP+ signatories in the IHP+ Global Compact. Each expected result has corresponding standard performance measures to track progress over time. The progress of all agencies is rated against these mutually agreed expectations. Rating symbols illustrate whether the Agency has achieved , is working towards , or has not achieved its targets over the most recent annual reporting cycle. Details of these independent assessments undertaken by the IHP+Results Consortium can be found online in the North-South Observatory for IHP+Results ( Target describes the aggregate data on which the Rating is based, with a comparison of 2011 and baseline performance. Overall Progress shows a two-bar graph with the aggregate data for the agency in question across all the countries for which health sector support has been reported. In most cases, the agreed target for each standard performance measure (SPM) is shown as a red line. Scorecard ratings are aggregates of performance across a number of countries. Aggregates might hide variations in the agency's performance. Disaggregated data can be found at NB: The ratings presented here are based on self-reported data. IHP+Results has taken steps to triangulate this data using other sources. More details are vailable at

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This additional information is reported by the Organisation to explain what specific actions it is taking to implement its IHP+ commitments to the 8 Expected Results, or to qualify its measures of progress.

Produced by the independent North-South Consortium for IHP+Results, mandated by IHP+ Global Compact signatories. See