Project profile — UN Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health

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Overview

Overview

UN Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health - Overview
CA-3-M013432001
$500,000
WHO - World Health Organization (XM-DAC-41143)
2011-01-21 - 2011-12-30
Closed
Country / region • Europe, regional (25.00%)
• Africa, regional (25.00%)
• Asia, regional (25.00%)
• America, regional (25.00%)
Sector • Health, General
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

This grant represents CIDA's support to the United Nations Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health. The Commission uses these funds, along with funding from other donors, to support its functioning and achieve its mandate. The Commission was proposed as a time-limited mechanism by the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to requests from the UN Secretary-General to chair a process to determine the most effective international institutional arrangements for global reporting, oversight and accountability on women and children's health, including through the UN system. The G8 also requested that the WHO provide guidance on monitoring and evaluation for maternal, newborn and child health, including by identifying a set of core indicators to measure progress in developing countries.

Results achieved

Results achieved by the World Health Organization with the support of the Government of Canada and other international donors, as of the end of the project (September 2012) include: establishing a time-limited Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children's Health to determine the most effective international institutional arrangements to improve global reporting, oversight and accountability on women’s and children’s health, including through the UN system. The Commission, which was co-chaired by President Kikwete of Tanzania and Prime Minister Harper and included 30 Commissioners, met for the first time in January 2011 and published its final report in May 2011. The Commission report provided high-level guidance to partners to strengthen accountability for women's and children's health in five key areas by: (i) proposing a framework for global reporting, oversight and accountability on women's and children's health; (ii) identifying a core set of health indicators for results and resources relating to women's and children's health; (iii) proposing actions to improve health information and registration of vital events, such as births and deaths, in low-income countries; (iv) proposing actions to improve tracking of resources and expenditures at global and country levels; and (v) exploring opportunities for innovation in information technology to improve access to reliable information on resources and outcomes. At the recommendation of the Commission, an independent Expert Review Group was established and reports to the UN Secretary-General (every year until 2015) on the results and resources required to implement the UN Global Strategy for Women and Children's Health and the Commission’s recommendations.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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Related information

Related information

UN Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health - Related information
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