Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

Recommendation 4: Resources tracking

By 2015, all 75 countries where 98% of maternal and child deaths take place are tracking and reporting, at a minimum, two aggregate resource indicators: (i) total health expenditure by financing source, per capita; and (ii) total reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health expenditure by financing source, per capita.

Strategic Workplan

The following table presents the indicators, targets, lead partners related to monitoring progress against Recommendation 4:

Action 1

Increase country capacity to routinely track health expenditures in ways consistent with the national health accounts framework

Action 2

Build capacity for RMNCH specific expenditure tracking at global, regional and country levels

Indicator / targets

At least 50 countries use and have up to date and accurate data on the two indicators, as part of their M&E systems by 2013

Lead partner

WHO, World Bank, USAID with technical experts (academia, regional networks, other organizations)


Tracking private sources would be difficult on annual basis, but government and donor expenditures could be tracked annually

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