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Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health

  • Elvira Beracochea

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. What Is Effectiveness and How to Measure It

  3. What Is Being Done to Improve Effectiveness?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Tim Shorten, Shaun Conway
      Pages 111-118
    3. Cristina de Nicolás Izquierdo, Ruth Hope
      Pages 119-126
    4. James N. Gribble
      Pages 127-137
    5. Rashad Massoud, Nana Mensah Abrampah
      Pages 139-147
    6. Laura C. Altobelli
      Pages 161-170
    7. Padmini Murthy, Amy Ansehl, Aishwarya Narasimhadevara
      Pages 171-179
  4. Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Glenn J. Schwartz
      Pages 183-195
    3. Agnes Binagwaho
      Pages 197-203

About this book


This direct, accessible guide uses a human rights perspective to define effectiveness in aid delivery and offer a robust framework for creating sustainable health programs and projects and assessing their progress. Geared toward hands-on professionals in such critical areas as food aid, maternal health, and disease control, it lays out challenges and solutions related to funding, planning, and complexity as individual projects feed into and impact larger health and development systems. Contributors clarify optimum roles of government, academia, NGOs, community organizations, and the private sector in aid delivery to inspire readers' broader and deeper uses of teamwork, communication, and imagination. Throughout, the guiding principles of justice, equity, and respect that underlie foundational documents such as the Millennium Declaration inform this visionary work.  

Included in the coverage:

  • Assessing the effectiveness of health projects.
  • Scaling-up of high-impact interventions.
  • Aid effectiveness and private sector health organizations.
  • When charity destroys dignity and sustainability.
  • Effective conversations in global health projects.
  • Lessons from the field on sustainability and effectiveness.

For professionals in global health and development, Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health is a trusted and encouraging mentor. This volume gives its readers the necessary logistical and attitudinal tools to bring about lasting change, and shows how to use them meaningfully in both the short term and the long run.


Aid Effectiveness Global Health NGO's health and development health programs

Editors and affiliations

  • Elvira Beracochea
    • 1
  1. 1.Realizing Global Health IncFairfaxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health
  • Editors Elvira Beracochea
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-2720-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4633-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-2721-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 370
  • Number of Illustrations 48 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
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“This is a multi-author book aimed at health professionals working in global health, who wish to improve the effectiveness of their work. It identifies measures of aid effectiveness and how its progress can be monitored. … My overall impression of this book is that it is useful and very informative, full of important and relevant guidance predicated on the experience of various contributors … .” (Shirley Hodgson, Medicine Conflict and Survival, Vol. 31 (3-4), 2015)