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Table 2 Number of programs that provide information on each checklist question

From: Public reporting on pharmaceutical industry-led access programs: alignment with the WHO medicine programs evaluation checklist

WHO checklistTotalPercent (N = 20)
Alignment with countries’ national health and development plans, needs, capacity, laws and policies7.8639.29%
The program serves a public health need.20100%
The policy objective is clear.20100%
The program aligns with health strategic plans and the general development agenda.1050%
The program is suitable for the existing infrastructure, capacity, environment and local context.420%
Additional government resources (infrastructure, human resources or funding) that are required have been identified and are available.00%
The program does not divert resources away from other public health priorities.00%
The program has been compared to other approaches/programs/ programmes and has been found to be the most suitable.15%
Strong mechanisms to ensure financial, performance, and public accountability10.7553.75%
Roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders involved are clear.735%
The mechanisms for how the program will be carried out are clear.1995%
Those responsible for overseeing and monitoring the program have been identified.1050%
The process for monitoring and evaluation has been established.420%
Allocation, disbursement and utilization of financial resources have been defined.735%
Performance targets, outputs and results are defined.1995%
There is sufficient support for the program amongst political parties, unions, and civil society organizations.00%
Measures to disclose information to the public, including procurement information, contractual obligations, evaluation criteria, progress reports, fund flows, commitments and timelines have been established.20100%
Strong risk management and mitigation strategies0.753.75%
Risks have been identified.15%
Mitigation strategies for each risk, have been developed.15%
Due diligence on industry partner has been conducted (including financial, managerial and implementation capacity assessments).15%
Potential conflicts of interest have been identified.00%
Clear transitioning plans for long-term sustainability630%
The program is or will be integrated into the health system.735%
A clear transition plan for when the program ends has been developed.00%
A strategy to ensure sustainability of health gains has been developed.1155%