The data presented in this report reflect the commitment of 12 development partners funding a total of 42 projects in the Kyrgyz health sector in 2015. The total amount of ODA disbursed by development partners in the Kyrgyz health sector is US$ 40 932 763 – 21% of total public health expenditure.
The 28% of ODA disbursed to the health sector is delivered under the SWAp-2 mechanism which involves three partners. The SWAp support comes in the form of earmarked budget support connected to the Den Sooluk national health reform programme. The funds delivered through project aid more than double the SWAp disbursements.
Ten of the 12 development partners declared themselves to be working towards the objectives of the Den Sooluk National Health Reform Programme of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2012–2016.
In terms of the geographical coverage of development community projects, the capital city (Bishkek) and the most populous oblast (Osh) appear to acquire the most projects. Conversely, only three partners are present in Chui and only one in JalalAbad – the two most populous oblasts after Osh.
Almost 80% of ODA is dedicated to health service delivery. Within that area, the hospital sector receives the most attention (41.4% of the total ODA disbursed in 2015). This is followed by public health facilities (30.3%). Primary health care is targeted by only 26% of these funds.
Of the funds dedicated to technical assistance, the largest share is concentrated on capacity building. The largest share of investment funds targets medical equipment and technology.
In terms of priorities, communicable disease, mother and child care and reproductive health and noncommunicable disease gain the largest shares of ODA. Communicable diseases are targeted by almost half of all ODA disbursement in 2015.
Reported usage of the country’s financial mechanisms indicates that there is further work to be done. Local institutions should consolidate and share information about the mechanisms in place and the development community should engage more fully with them. Similarly, the data show that the development community has much room for improvement in respect of financial mechanisms for both joint missions and analytical work.
When considering aid predictability, it is clear that the majority of partners will continue to work in the Kyrgyz health sector. However, the data reflect their intentions to decrease contribution levels.