Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

Third progress report on implementation of the Commission's recommendations

Accountability for Women's and Children's Health:
July 2013 – May 2014


The 2014 Progress Report describes the evolution of the accountability work up to May 2014, and marks the end of the first phase of implementation.

The report summarizes progress made globally and by countries towards implementing the Commission’s ten recommendations. It also presents lessons emerging from midterm reviews in selected countries. Progress in implementing the recommendations of the Commission presents a mixed but encouraging picture.

There is an overwhelmingly positive response of countries to both the Commission’s recommendations and to the country accountability framework.

Accountability and transparency are recognized by countries and donors alike as critical elements for reaching MDGs 4 and 5. In virtually all countries, actions that improve accountability for women’s and children’s health can be observed. At the same time, it is clear that much more remains to be done.