Active Portfolio Investment Projects
The Human Development Sector covers support for service delivery within essential areas like health and education. Important progress has been made: Enrolment in primary schools for both girls and boys has increased significantly by at least 60 percent and 75 percent respectively and the number of female teachers has increased by 50 percent. Within the health sector results are equally impressive, particularly in reducing infant and under five mortality rates. The health program has made good use of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as service providers by building contracting capacity in the public sector, increasing access and coverage of essential services and enhancing the availability of health care workers particularly female health care workers. This has allowed a rapid roll-out of a basic package of health services across the country. More work needs to be done to strengthen and solidify results and the ARTF therefore continues to provide service to these critical areas through Government’s national priority programs.