SEA/RC55/14 - Review of the intercountry programme
AbstractThe High Level Task Force for Intercountry Collaboration, noting the decision of the 53rd session of the Regional Committee that Member Countries be involved in all stages of the intercountry programme, recommended to the Regional Director that the supplementary intercountry programme be evaluated and reported to the 55th session of the Regional Committee The evaluation of the supplementary intercountry programme was undertaken in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand by a joint team comprising representatives from (i) Member Countries – focal points for specific intercountry programmes or high-level officials familiar with the programmes, and (ii) the Regional Office. The country visits lasting three to four working days took place during 17–26 June 2002. Each team interviewed officials and staff involved in programme implementation in the Ministry of Health and/or other focal ministries, and the WHO Country Office. The teams reviewed relevant WHO and country documents. The teams assessed the intercountry programme in terms of appropriateness of the mechanisms and approaches; adequacy of the resources; relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, complementarity, sustainability and replicability. Supplementing the analysis of the programmes and lessons learnt, recommendations were made with regard to: (i) national officials’ and WHO country and Regional Office staff’s understanding of the supplementary intercountry programme’s purpose and objectives; (ii) involvement of national programme managers and WHO country office in the programme’s planning; and (iii) the programme’s scope, approaches and mechanisms employed in programme delivery. Based on the teams’ individual country analysis, a report was prepared by the Regional Office which is now being submitted (as attached) to the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2002). SEA/RC55/14 - Review of the intercountry programme. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128842