An Index of the Quality of Official Development Assistance in Health

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 287

77 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2012

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Amanda L. Glassman

Center for Global Development

Denizhan Duran

Center for Global Development

Date Written: February 7, 2012

Abstract

Health is one of the largest and most complex aid sectors: 16 percent of all aid went to the health sector in 2009. While many stress the importance of aid effectiveness, there are limited quantitative analyses of the quality of health aid. In this paper, we apply Birdsall and Kharas’s Quality of Official Development Assistance (QuODA) methodology to rank donors across 23 indicators of aid effectiveness in health. We present our results, track progress from 2008 to 2009, compare health to overall aid, discuss our limitations, and call for more transparent and relevant aid data in the sector level as well as the need to focus on impact and results.

Keywords: official development assistance, health

JEL Classification: F35, I15

Suggested Citation

Glassman, Amanda and Duran, Denizhan, An Index of the Quality of Official Development Assistance in Health (February 7, 2012). Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 287, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2009372 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2009372

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Denizhan Duran

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