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Appraisal of support to the Health Sector Programme III, Ghana

Field of Expertise:
Leadership/ Governance/ Policy/ Strategic Planning/ Management/ M&EPolicy/Governance/System; Planning/Management/M&EHealth Policy / Policy Dialogue / Governance / Legal framework; Health Sector Reform
Narrative description of project:
The objectives of the appraisal project were to:
  • Appraise the appropriateness and feasibility of the suggested Danida Sector Programme
  • Support with respect to the five Y POW II, the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS), the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MREF), the CMA and the revised MTHS, as well as the Danida policies and requirements

  • Recommend changes to the future support as outlined in the draft SPS

  • Outline of next steps

The appraisal provided Danida with analysis and guidance regarding desirable developments in the health sector of Ghana with a view to the ongoing policy dialogue with the GOC during the programme period.
Description of services provided:

  • Assessment of critical aspects of the POW II with a view to continued support through the Health Account

  • Policy and institutional development

  • Priority intervention

  • Human resources

  • Support services

  • Economic and financing

  • Monitoring of the programme

  • Common management arrangements

  • Modalities of support / Donor coordination

  • Environmental issues

Assessment of the earmarked support, and procedures for their implementation:
  • Estate management unit (EMU)

  • Improving access for the poor

  • Strengthening public/private health service delivery at district level

  • Assessment of the proposed set-up for monitoring of the POW II and implementing the Danida components (HSSO), including cross cutting concerns

  • Assess the financial management systems

  • Recommendations