Tracking and Accountability Working Group


Margaret Biggs, CIDA
Margaret Chan, WHO
Agnes Binagwaho, MoH, Rwanda


Benjamen Yung, CIDA
Tim Evans, WHO
Luc de Bernis, UNFPA

The Tracking and Accountability Working Group is led by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Government of Rwanda and the World Health Organization (WHO).

A strong comprehensive Accountability Framework is key to ensuring that our collective approach as set out in the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s health can be realized. This framework aims to track financial, policy and program commitments of all stakeholders involved in implementing the Global Strategy, and to show how these commitments contribute to improvements in their health at the local, national and global levels.

The Framework will contain the following elements:

  • Report on pledges
  • Assessment of impact
  • Clear roles and responsibilities
  • Capacity to monitor and report

The following set of core principles guide the efforts to develop the Framework:

  • Comprehensiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Commitment
  • Improvement and innovation
  • Quality (SMART indicators – specific, measureable, accurate, realistic, and time-bound).