Effective aid, better health : Report prepared for the Accra High Level Forum on aid effectiveness, 2-4 September 2008
This report was prepared under the guidance and responsibility of the Task Team on Health as a Tracer Sector. It draws a range of new analyses and case studies carried out in preparation for the Accra High-Level Forum.
This report analyses the feasibility of scaling up financing for health in Cambodia, looking at where new resources might come from, how they could be used, and what additional spending might achieve in terms of health improvements. It includes discussion of needed changes to how donors deliver health aid, as well as public sector reforms that impact on health.
This paper discusses key challenges in the provision of more effective development assistance -
“aid” - for health. It looks at the inherent complexities of the health sector, the associated aid
effectiveness challenges, and recent efforts to address these issues. Finally, the paper assesses
the relevance to health of the Paris Principles on Harmonization and Alignment and Country
Ownership, and concludes that health would be a good “tracer sector” to monitor overall progress
towards these Principles.
Building UNFPA/WHO capacity to work with national health and development planning processes in support of reproductive health
This report provides a summary of key findings of country case studies that were undertaken in Mongolia, Nicaragua, Senegal and Yemen during September–October 2005 as part of a UNFPA/WHO project. It also makes recommendations for further collaborative work between the two agencies.
A toolkit of key resources and documents on harmonization and alignment. It serves as a quick reference guide to WHO and its partners at country level.
The role of the UN system in a changing aid environment: Sector support and sector programmes
WHO, in its capacity as vice-chair of the UNDG working Group on OECD/DAC, Harmonization and Alignment, was asked to lead the process of identifying a common UNDG position on SWAps and suggest practical ways forward for UN agencies. The result is the attached paper.
Poverty reduction strategy papers: Their significance for health, second synthesis report
This report presents an analysis of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) from a health perspective. It is based on a desk review of 21 "full" or "final" PRSPs, and builds on previous work by the World Health Organization in this area.
Dying for change - Poor peoples experience of health and ill health
This document reports on the health aspects of voices of the poor, an extensive World Bank study of
people’s perspectives and experiences of poverty. This
report presents and summarizes the views and testimonies that relate to health.