The data presented in this report reflect the commitment of 18 development partners funding a total of 41 projects in the Kyrgyz health sector in 2017. The total amount of ODA disbursed by development partners in the Kyrgyz health sector is US$ 53 974 277 – 23% of total public health expenditures.
18% 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 Program. The funds delivered through project aid exceed SWAp disbursements by four (4) times.
Ten (10) of the 18 development partners declared themselves to be working towards the objectives of the “Den Sooluk” National Health Reform Program of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2012–2018.
Almost 70% of ODA is dedicated to health service delivery. Within that area, the hospital sector receives the most attention (37.2% of the total ODA disbursed in 2017). This is followed by Primary health care (25.5%). Public health facilities are targeted by only 21.7% of these funds.
Of the funds dedicated to technical assistance, the largest share is concentrated on capacity building. The largest share of investment funds target different aspects which were classified as “Other” in this survey.
In terms of priorities, communicable diseases, mother and childcare and reproductive health, and non-communicable diseases gain the largest shares of ODA. Communicable diseases are targeted by almost a third part of all ODA disbursement in 2017.
The Kyrgyz Republic has committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and is making every effort to achieve them through national development programs. In 2017, the Kyrgyz Republic carried out considerable work to introduce the first stage of a monitoring system in the health system to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) until 2030. As a result of this work, a set of national indicators was prepared to track progress in the implementation of the SDGs in the health sector. This study includes a question to reflect the share of financial contributions from development partners for the implementation of the SDGs in 2017.
Reported usage of the country’s financial mechanisms indicates that there is further work to be done. Less than half of survey participants reported using local financial management mechanisms. However, this is what could help to increase the transparency and accountability of donor funds flowing into the country. Local institutions should consolidate and share information about the existing mechanisms, and the development community should work more closely with them. Similarly, the data show that the development community has much room for improvement with regard to 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 and, at the same time, there are intentions to increase contribution levels, according to the data obtained.