Academic Research

One hundred and eighteen years of German health insurance

A number of low and middle income countries (LMICs) are considering social health insurance (SHI) for adoption into their social and economic environment or striving to sustain and improve already existing SHI schemes. For each of the following lessons, this paper considers if and under which conditions they may be of relevance to LMICs.

Aid Effectivenss after Accra

This Briefing Paper examines aid effectiveness and the impact of the Paris Principles in the run-up to the Third High Level Forum, in Accra in September 2008. Drawing on research commissioned by ABIA, it concludes that political change in aid recipient countries is more important than anyone is admitting and that donor alignment efforts are compromised by a damaging mix of risk-avoidance and political correctness. It argues that both donors and country authorities should assume greater responsibility for their own incentive structures.

Promoting Mutual Accountability in Aid Relationships

This Briefing Paper asserts that the quality of aid must improve if poverty reduction objectives are to be met. There are two main challenges: first, changing donor practices to increase aid effectiveness (e.g. aid untying, harmonization), and second, donors recognizing that aid will only be successful if it is truly ‘owned’ by recipient countries. Mutual accountability goes to the heart of these two challenges. In the current aid system, recipients are highly accountable to donors, but donors are seldom accountable to recipients.

  • MLI Voices

    Jun 22 2009 - 4:25pm

    Sierra Leone

    Even though I have worked in Sierra Leone in the past, the role of MLI Country Lead has given me the opportunity to build upon these previous experiences and to work closely with members of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), to support the implementation of health policies and reforms that they have prioritized.


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