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Resource Mapping and Expenditure Tracking for COVID-19 Response: A Design Checklist and Overview of Tools

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Nov 23,2020

An effective response to COVID-19 requires mobilizing additional resources, reprogramming existing resources, ensuring that available resources are allocated efficiently, and rapidly deploying them in a coordinated way to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the crowded landscape of funders and implementers, it can be difficult to track funding commitments and disbursements and to ensure their efficient use. Furthermore, reported disruptions to essential service delivery during the outbreak increases the need to monitor resource availability and spending on routine health services (e.g. RMNCAH and nutrition). Resource mapping and expenditure tracking (RMET) may help to address these challenges by rapidly collecting data on health- and COVID-19-related operational budget commitments, disbursements, and expenditures from various financing sources and implementers across sectors. 

This brief is intended to inform policymakers and development partners designing and implementing RMET for COVID-19 responses.

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