The Paris Declaration recognises that predictability is vital to the effective use of aid by partner countries. The Accra Agenda for Action committed donors to improve the availability of information on aid flows. This chapter examines the success of initiatives to improve
the predictability of aid to the health sector, particularly looking at the reasons for the mixed progress in improving predictability. This chapter looks at the contribution of innovative financing as a means of reducing the financing gap in the health sector and the impact it
has had on predictability and increasing the effectiveness of aid to the sector. This chapter reviews evidence for improvements in transparency in the health sector.