Dual disasters: humanitarian aid after the 2004 tsunami

This publication asks, what happens when a humanitarian crisis with political roots interacts with a humanitarian crisis induced by environmental disaster? Focusing on Sri Lanka and Indonesia, countries that were dealing with complex upheavals long before the 2004 tsunami struck, this publication shows how the storm shifted the goals of international aid, altered relations among and… Read more

Who pays for progress? The role of domestic resource mobilisation and development assistance in financing health. A case study from Kenya.

Kenya has one of the most vibrant economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Economic growth is strong, and in 2014 it was announced that Kenya had crossed the threshold from a ‘low-Income country’ to a ‘lower-middle-Income country’ (LMIC). Yet, 43% of the people live on less than $1.25 a day and in some parts of Kenya only… Read more

Different Funding Modalities for Health – Update

Key findings include: Sector budget support has generated some impressive results in the health field in the East Africa context. General budget support (GBS) increases the budget allocation for the health sector more than tax revenue does. However, the effect of government health expenditure on health indicators is not necessarily improved by the introduction of… Read more

Third party verification of the delivery of education goods and services

This report focuses on third party verification of the delivery of education goods and services and how this verification can be implemented. Information on verification for aid delivery in general is included in section 2. A key feature of Cash on Delivery Aid is independent verification. It is also discussed in relation to Results-based Financing. In… Read more

Different Funding Modalities for Health

This report examines the evidence on the success of health funding through unearmarked sector budget support and disease specific and programme funding.  It considers the following areas: Budget support and sector wide approaches (SWAps) Sector budget support in practice, ODI and Mokoro Disease specific programmes Papers on different funding modalities for health Aid effectiveness Williamson… Read more

A Review of the Human Resource Content of PRSP and HIPC documentation in 6 selected African Countries

HSRC REPORT: This review examined for 6 African countries, the country based poverty reduction strategy paper (PRSP) documentation and the associated World Bank/IMF HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) documentation for human resources for health content. These documents were supplemented with other relevant country documents such as health strategies.