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Annual Program Review of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh

Field of Expertise:
Health Policy and Governance; Policy, Governance, System; Health Policy / Policy Dialogue / Governance / Legal framework
Narrative description of project:
Annual Program Review (APR) is a management instrument designed for both the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) and Development Partners (DPs) to monitor progress in the implementation of the program and to verify that management and policy responsibilities are met in the health sector program (HPNSDP). The 2012 APR is the first for this new health sector program, and will focus both on institutional and service delivery issues. Its overall intention is to:
• Ensure an up-to-date results framework using the latest data, indicators and targets as provided in the APIR ;
• Assess initial progress of the program during the first months (including independent perspectives on the DAAR indicators and the GAAP that relate to the specific thematic area). This process will be led by the Team Leader for this APR; and
• Undertake analysis of thematic areas, to set the baseline / document the building blocks related to the key health systems identify issues/challenges concerning effective delivery of services, and recommend ways to improve progress.