Beginning in October 2012, five donors (Australia, Canada, the European Union, Sweden and the UK) are providing £120 million through the Health Pooled Fund (HPF) for a programme in South Sudan lasting three and a half years. The UK leads and manages the HPF on behalf of other contributing donors. The programme supports the delivery of the Governments Health Sector Development Plan 2012-2016 in six of the country's ten states, to assist the transition from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) led health service to one that is led by government.
A major investment of Public Financial Management (PFM) strengthening during 2013 was to develop a set of PFM benchmarks. The benchmarks have been agreed with the Ministry of Health; however, this review considers that they do not present a balanced set of criteria for PFM strengthening.
The review further comments on:
- Value for money
- Governance and management
- Risk management
- Support beyond March 2016
Cammack, T.; Esau, M.; Horstman, R.; Hayombe, P.; Singleton, G. Assignment Report: Health pooled fund: South Sudan. Mid-Term Review Report: Draft for Submission. HEART, UK (2015) 121 pp.