Partnering With Countries for Better Health
The U.S. Government’s global health portfolio includes a diverse set of programs and investments in approximately 80 countries worldwide. All of the countries in which the U.S. Government has health investments are essential partners for achieving and sustaining the ambitious outcomes outlined in the Initiative.
Accelerating Impact: GHI Plus
Although GHI is being implemented everywhere U.S. Government global health dollars are at work, an intensified effort will be launched in a subset of up to 20 "GHI Plus" countries that provide significant opportunities for impact, evaluation, and partnership with governments. U.S. programs in these countries will receive additional technical and management support to accelerate implementation of GHI. GHI Plus countries will provide opportunities for the U.S. to learn how to build upon and strengthen existing country-owned delivery platforms, as well as how to use various programmatic inputs to deliver results in collaboration with our partners. Central to the generation of this knowledge will be robust research and monitoring and evaluation efforts. In each GHI Plus country, a learning agenda will be developed to support the overall program aims and strengthen country capacity to undertake and use evaluation and research. The learning agenda will encompass evaluation and research at the levels of policy, systems, and specific interventions. The learning agenda will: (1) support implementation decision-making with new knowledge; (2) generate cross-country findings regarding the implementation and effects of key features (principles) of GHI to inform future policy decisions; and (3) share knowledge among GHI countries to improve the effectiveness of global investments.