Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

Second progress report on implementation of the Commission's recommendations

Translating recommendations into action:
July 2012 – May 2013


In this web section, please find materials related to the Second partner report on implementation of the Commission's recommendations (July 2012 – May 2013). Click the links on your right to access the Executive Summary and other materials related to the report.

It is almost three years since the United Nations Secretary- General launched the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health (Global Strategy) in September 2010. This brought together countries and partners committed to achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 and saving 16 million lives by 2015. The Global Strategy focuses on 491 of the poorest countries and an additional 262 countries that are part of the Countdown to 2015. Together, these 75 countries account for more than 95% of all maternal and child deaths.

The Commission on Information and Accountability (CoIA) was convened by the World Health Organization, and in 2011 delivered its report Keeping Promises, Measuring Results. This presented 10 ambitious but practical recommendations to fast track monitoring and accountability for commitments for women’s and children’s health and achieve the goals in the Global Strategy. This report represents the second progress report to the iERG and assesses progress towards the ColA’s 10 recommendations.