Transparency, accountability, monitoring and evaluation
AbstractThe purpose of this Agenda item is to update Member States on the various initiatives undertaken by the Organization and the South-East Asia (SEA) Region to reaffirm and strengthen transparency, accountability, enhanced compliance, risk management and adherence to ethical principles across the Organization. This working paper aims to stimulate deliberation and dialogue among Member States to further strengthen transparency, accountability, monitoring and evaluation within the SEA Region by (i) actively engaging Member States at the Regional Committee; and (ii) seeking the guidance of Member States on global, regional and country reform matters. A specific initiative is raised in the context of World Health Assembly decision WHA69(8) and thereafter the Regional Committee Decision SEA/RC69(1), for which a three-member Working Group discussed the measures adopted by the other regional offices and regional committees of WHO for aligning the process of nomination of the Regional Director. The report of the Working Group, including its recommendations, is attached to this working paper for information of and appropriate action. Further to the Working Group’s recommendations, a draft resolution with draft annexes (including a proposed amendment to Rule 49 of the Rules of Procedure of the Regional Committee for South-East Asia) is also attached to this working paper. In an effort to mainstream and strengthen the culture of evaluation, a Regional Framework for Evaluation was developed and a corresponding plan of work for 2018–2019 proposed. The Secretariat proposes to report to the Regional Committee annually on evaluation work done in the Region accordingly. The attached working paper was presented to the Subcommittee on Policy and Programme Development and Management (SPPDM) for its review and recommendations. The recommendations made by the Subcommittee for consideration by the Seventieth Session of the Regional Committee are: Actions by WHO (1) Present the report of the Working Group to Align the Process of Nomination of the Regional Director and the Draft Resolution for consideration by the Regional Committee.(2) Present the Evaluation Workplan for 2018–2019 to the Regional Committee for its consideration. This working paper and the SPPDM recommendations are submitted to the Seventieth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia for its consideration and decision.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2017). Transparency, accountability, monitoring and evaluation. World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/258549