The Country Planning Cycle Database is an open, online resource that provides a country by country overview of the national planning, health programmatic and project cycles, together with information on donor involvement and technical support, for the Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO). The aim of the database is to improve the coordination and synchronization of national health system planning efforts.
The database was initiated at the Global Meeting of Health Systems Strengthening Focal Points on Improving WHO Support to the Development, Implementation and Monitoring of National Health Plans that took place in New Delhi, India in December 2009. Discussions during this meeting among WHO regional and sub-regional office staff, as well as WHO partners, was crucial in the conception and development of the database.
The Country Planning Cycle database is in support of the World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolution 64.8 to Strengthening national policy dialogue to build more
robust health policies, strategies and plans.