A review of external assistance and aid effectiveness for maternal and child health: Challenges and opportunities

Abstract

This paper primarily focuses on how global funding has supported interventions that have proven to be successful in reducing maternal, newborn, and child mortality around the world. The growth rate of development assistance targeted towards these specific interventions has varied greatly over the past years, and we highlight the channels through which funds reach their target recipients. An important conclusion to note is the need for donors to align their programmes with government-defined priorities in order to ensure the achievement of national development objectives, long-term sustainability, and success.

Citation

Bhutta, Z.A.; Samia Aleem. A review of external assistance and aid effectiveness for maternal and child health: Challenges and opportunities. UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland (2013) 29 pp. ISBN 978-92-9230-676-2 [WIDER Working Paper No. 2013/099]

A review of external assistance and aid effectiveness for maternal and child health: Challenges and opportunities

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