A new paper (pdf) from UNDP is very old wine in a new bottle. It purports to estimate the “cost” of halving poverty in 15 of the poorest African countries. It concludes that aid in the amount of about 13-25% of GDP could cause poverty to be halved there over the next nine short years.
CGD Policy Blogs
Can contracting with private health providers increase coverage of basic health services among poor populations? According to April Harding of the World Bank, who spoke today at a packed CGD seminar today, the answer is a resounding â€œyes.â€ April presented work that she and colleague Benjamin Loevinsohn have done to examine 10 experiences in contracting for health in the developing world, including the cases of Cambodia, Pakistan, Haiti and other countries.
Later this year, the MCC will be assessing the quality and appropriateness of its health sector indicators, and is seeking input from the expert community about optimal metrics to consider. In response to this opportunity, and recognizing that other agencies also use a small number of indicators for similar purposes and may benefit from systematic analysis of the issue, CGD organized a working group to recommend prospective health indicators.