On the Determinants of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Sub-Saharan African Health Systems: Beyond Sector-Specific Conditions and Factors

28 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2016

Date Written: August 26, 2016

Abstract

The paper reviews the efficiency and effectiveness of African health systems. In particular, the study computes efficiency and effectiveness scores and assesses the determinants of cross-country variations in efficiency and effectiveness. Efficiency and effectiveness scores in the health sector are found to be associated with sector-specific and broader conditions and factors. The policy implication is that improving the degree with which resources are managed within the health sector, alone, will not deliver all the expected efficiency and effectiveness gains. This should be complemented and reinforced by the implementation of a much broader agenda of boosting economy-wide productivity.

Keywords: Efficiency, Censored Models, Government Expenditures and Health

JEL Classification: C34, D61, H51

Suggested Citation

Diallo, Oumar, On the Determinants of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Sub-Saharan African Health Systems: Beyond Sector-Specific Conditions and Factors (August 26, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2857198 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2857198

Oumar Diallo (Contact Author)

United Nations ( email )

New York, NY 10017
United States

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