independent Expert Review Group (iERG)
iERG monitoring framework
The iERG monitoring framework is proposed to support the six functions of the independent Expert Review Group emerging from Recommendation 10 of the Accountability Commission.
- assess the extent to which all stakeholders honour their commitments to the Global Strategy and the Commission; including the US$ 40 billion of commitments made in September 2010;
- review progress in implementation of the recommendations of the Commission;
- assess progress towards greater transparency in the flow of resources and achieving results;
- identify obstacles to implementing both the Global Strategy and the Commission’s recommendations;
- identify good practice, including in policy and service delivery, accountability arrangements and value-for-money approaches relating to the health of women and children;
- make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the accountability framework developed by the Commission.
iERG monitoring approach
The framework is aligned with the key accountability principles embraced by the UN Global Strategy and the Commission. The principles include:
- focus on national leadership and ownership of results;
- strengthen countries' capacity to monitor and evaluate;
- reduce the reporting burden by aligning efforts with the systems countries use to monitor and evaluate their national health strategies;
- strengthen and harmonize existing international mechanism to track progress on all commitments made.
The iERG progress review work is based on the country context and priorities; and uses already existing mechanisms, processes and data sources, as far as possible to reduce the reporting burden on countries.
iERG monitoring indicators
The iERG monitoring framework is composed of a set of 18 indicators to measure progress on implementation of the first nine Commission’s recommendations (Recommendation 10 is the iERG itself).