Donor Assistance for Health

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


Development assistance has the potential to alleviate the death and suffering of impoverished children, women, and men from readily preventable and treatable conditions and support global economic development, demographic sustainability, and political stability. While 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.