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UNFPA promotes the right of every woman, man & child to enjoy a life of health & equal opportunity. It supports countries in using population data for policies & programs to reduce poverty & to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV & every girl & woman is treated with dignity & respect.


Burkina Faso Burundi











Senegal Sierra Leone



Mauritania Mozambique




An IHP+ Country Compact or equivalent has been signed by the agency in 82% of IHP+ countries where they exist. Target = 100%.

Commitments are documented and mutually agreed.

El Salvador

100% 2005/7 2011

In 2011 74% of health sector aid was reported by the agency on national health sector budgets - an increase from 31%. 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.

In 2011 89.3% of capacity development was provided by the agency through coordinated programmes - an increase from 77.6%. Target = 50.0%.

50% 2005/7 2011

In 2011 74% of health sector aid was provided by the agency through programme based approaches - an increase from 56%. Target = 66%.

66% 2005/7 2011 90%

In 2011 94% of health sector aid was provided by the agency through multi-year commitments - a decrease from 99%. Target = 90%.

Funding commitments are long-term.

2005/7 2011

71% In 2011 109% of health sector aid disbursements provided by the agency were released according to agreed schedules - an increase from 11% in 2007. Target = 71%.

Funds are disbursed predictably, as committed.


In 2011 0.0% of health sector aid provided by the agency used country procurement systems - a decrease from 8.9%. Target = 33.0% reduction in aid not using procurement systems (with ≥ 80% using country systems).

2005/7 2011

80% 2005/7 2011

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

In 2011 30% of health sector aid provided by the agency used national public financial management systems - an increase from 1%. Target = 33% reduction in aid not using PFM systems (with ≥ 80% using country systems).

80% 2005/7 2011

In 2011 the stock of parallel project implementation units (PIUs) used by the agency in the surveyed countries was 14.0 - a decrease from 21.0. Target = 66% reduction in stock of PIUs.

2005/7 2011

Resources are being managed for Development Results.

Mutual accountability is being demonstrated.

In 2011 national performance assessment frameworks were routinely used by the agency to assess progress in 62% of IHP+ countries where they exist. Target = 100%.

Lower values are better

100% 2005/7 2011

In 2011 the agency participated in health sector mutual assessments of progress in 75% of IHP+ countries where they exist. Target = 100%.

100% 2005/7 2011


Civil Society meaningfully engaged.

target achieved

progress made towards achieving target

In 2011, evidence exists in 42% 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

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. UNFPA tracks progress annually against the principles of national ownership; transparency & accountability; partnership & harmonisation; & results-based management. It has signed the International Aid Transparency Initiative, committing to publish information on the resources provided at the country-level.

UNFPA is committed to supporting country-led processes and working in partnership to deliver improved health outcomes, particularly for the poor and most vulnerable. In the majority of contexts where Health Memorandums of Understanding or Compacts exist, UNFPA has actively supported these principles and translated them into actions.

UNFPA provides multi-year estimates to support continuity in the planning, programming and predictability in implementation at the country level with the outer years subject to the availability of resources.

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UNFPA is committed to supporting along with other partners the strengthening and utilisation of country procurement systems. It is supporting countries in mainstreaming reproductive health supplies within national health plans and strengthening national capacity for supply management and procurement.

UNFPA supports along with other partners the development and strengthening of national performance frameworks. It uses such results to inform and monitor progress. The Agency advocates for results-based approaches ensuring that evidence-based strategic thinking and cause-effect linkages are being applied throughout the process in order to achieve concrete and measurable results in the most cost-effective manner. UNFPA participates in country health sector joint performance reviews; and other key national and sub-national review processes that are linked to national health and development strategies.

UNFPA recognizes the critical role of civil society (including community leaders) and the importance of strengthening their engagement in national and sub-national development processes.

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

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

UNFPA is committed to ensure that resources are disbursed in a timely and predictable way. The Agency is increasingly aligning its support with national development plans and strategies, including in relation to countries fiscal year.