While the HSSMS has the strategic objective to establish an effective sector wide management system based on sector-wide approaches, including enhancing coordination with partners and stakeholders, this has not been fully realized thus far. Health development partners expressed the need for an effective and efficient use of external resources. One of the critical areas pointed out by stakeholders was an importance of ensuring better aid coordination and more effective aid alignment for the attainment of the country-specific MDGs. Improvement of aid effectiveness is therefore one of the most challenging issues in Mongolia.
Mongolia has endorsed the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. In 2006, Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Working Party on Aid Effectiveness has conducted a baseline survey on the Monitoring of the Paris Declaration among 34 self-selected countries. The survey also has set targets for Mongolia to be reached by 2010 according to the 12 indicators (23).