The governments of 52 countries and concerned authorities presented their views on how multilateral organizations and other development agencies can relate to their country’s needs and their plans and cooperate with each other to increase efficiency and prevent recurrence while providing support for equitable recovery and resilience to health-related issues . SDGs. Progress is slow to meet the health-related SDG goals. The world was in chaos before the COVID-19 and many signs are not improving now. Therefore, the call for strong cooperation and coordination with the country’s needs is more important than ever.
“This report, while encouraging, shows that we all have more work to do to ensure that we work together to help countries achieve their goals, not what others plan for them,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General and Chair of the SDG3 Group. GAP Principals. “We have to listen to what the countries are telling us and take action.”
This data was collected as part of the evaluation of the SDG3 Global Action Plan (SDG3 GAP) and the preliminary results were included in the 2022 Progress report. The WHO that hosts the Secretariat of the SDG3 GAP released a short questionnaire to 75, mainly low and low-income countries and regions, during the first half of 2022. 52 countries (69%) responded, and the response was high. for low-middle income countries (75%) and low-income countries (86%).
Although international governments and relevant authorities provide a good overview of cooperation between many countries – as can be seen in the heat map below – a number of clear ideas to improve the way in which the developments are aligned with the needs of the country and coordinate between them were put forward in the extensive research and as open answers.
Concrete proposals for improving the way development agencies support countries are closely aligned with national needs, flexibility and transparency, easily managed financing systems and integrated financing.
Other principles include strengthening planning and monitoring activities, strengthening the capacity of federal and state institutions, strengthening international cooperation with all organizations involved in development activities, revitalizing medical teams, establishing a national health management plan. strategies and similar strategies in the provinces and to strengthen the role of the Ministry of Health in coordinating and learning from the COVID-19 outbreak.
The direct and indirect effects of the epidemic, as well as food, security and climate crises have caused progress against the health-related SDGs to fall far short of the pace needed to achieve these goals. Acceleration is important and one of the ways to achieve this is strong cooperation between international organizations, using national strategies and taking into account the needs of the country and ideas for progress, which this data helps to identify and evaluate.
This data and tool was presented as a solution to strengthen the country’s voice and leadership at the 2022 Effective Development Cooperation Conference (12th – 14th December 2022) in Geneva.
The data collected through the questionnaires provides an important feedback loop and can be a tool to improve how organizations support countries. A key idea is to use the country teams of all GAP organizations to help improve cooperation in their countries. Read the full report here.
This table represents comments received from a senior representative in the Ministry of Health (or equivalent). These responses may not represent the views of others involved and may contain intentional bias.