The quantitative analysis of Euromapping 2018 is based on the Muskoka methodology. The G8 Health Working Group introduced this methodology to follow up on pledges made to MNCH in 2010.1
The Muskoka methodology stipulates certain percentages for donors’ multilateral and bilateral contributions to sector codes relevant for MNCH. These percentages were calculated based on the population segment (women of reproductive age and/or children under five) targeted by an activity. Given the importance of the reproductive system for maternal health, the Muskoka methodology, originally used to target MNCH, soon enlarged in scope to cover reproductive health (RMNCH).2
To track their efforts, G8 members have been reporting funding towards MNCH by using the Muskoka methodology applied to respective disbursements. This was later included in the G8 Muskoka Accountability reports.3
Other donors have chosen to internally report in line with this approach, even if no Muskoka pledge has been made. This is however not the case for all OECD DAC donors. In this edition of Euromapping, we applied the Muskoka methodology to all the OECD DAC donors’ commitments and disbursements, as reported to the OECD CRS. It is hence important to read the report as a hypothetical exercise, i.e. the outcomes are as if the donors were to report on their commitments and disbursements based on the Muskoka methodology.
Similarly, the section of the donor profiles on FP are based on the subset of Muskoka methodology defined during the London Family Planning Summit in 2012. This is a revised Muskoka methodology, based on the same principle but with different imputed percentages, as these assess contribution to FP only.