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

Economic Input to the Design of the DFID Malawi Education Portfolio

The importance of the Malawi Education Sector Reform Programme impact, improved learning outcomes manifested through enhanced quality education, lies at the centre of economic growth theory as well as education economics. Education economists treat expenditures on education as investment flows that build human capital, generating increased income and growth. Macroeconomists have demonstrated that sustainable long… Read more

Cost Effectiveness of Health Sector Support Strategies

The 2005 Paris Declaration grew out of a consensus on the importance of ‘country ownership’ to the success of development efforts. In other words, it came to be recognised that the effectiveness of aid depends critically on whether or not a country’s leadership is really committed to development. There have been many reviews showing the… Read more

Third Annual Output to Purpose Review (OPR) of DFID Support to the Delivery of Essential Health Services (EHS), Kenya

The goalof the Essential Health Services (EHS) programme is to contribute to achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Kenya – in particular a reduction in infant and maternal mortality. The leadership and technical capacity of the Ministries of Health continues to be strengthened with support from EHS that is transparent, integrated, flexible and… Read more