Development assistance in health, economics of

Acharya, Acharya (2014) Development assistance in health, economics of. In: Encyclopedia of Health Economics. Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, pp. 183-188. ISBN 9780123756787

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In recent years, development assistance for health (DAH) from Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development countries has dramatically increased. It is then natural to ask what has been the impact of this assistance. As with other types of developmental assistance from richer countries, studies have shown that the effectiveness of DAH measured in terms of outcome is ambiguous. An important factor that affects aid effectiveness is the various modalities through which aid is given. Analyses of these modalities show that much can be improved and the pathways and the associated incentive structures through which DAH can impact health needs to be examined.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Aid-effectiveness | Conditionality | Development aid | Development assistance for health | Donor coordination | Earmarking | Fragmentation | Fungibility | Health system | Overseas development assistance | Principal-agent relationship
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Economics, Econometrics and Finance > Economics
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Health (Social sciences)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2022 04:27
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2022 04:27
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