Donor Assistance for Health

Authors: Eran Bendavid, Trygve Ottersen, Peilong Liu, Rachel Nugent, Nancy Padian, John-Arne Rottingen, Marco Schaferhoff


Development assistance holds promise to alleviate the death and suffering of impoverished children, women, and men from readily preventable and treatable conditions and to support global economic development, demographic sustainability, and political stability. Although the desirability of these goals is widely shared, there is little agreement on who should shoulder the financial responsibility or how best to use development assistance to achieve these goals.