4236.0 Accountability and Aid Effectiveness. What Has Happened to the Spirit of the Paris Declaration?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 2:30 PM
Government and private sector aid to improve health in developing countries has met with mixed success. In some cases, aid may have even made conditions worse, in others results are being demonstrated and best practices are being scaled up. This panel will explore various efforts to establish accountability measures for donor aid, from the perspectives of representatives from international donors, aid recipients, and activists within the framework and principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. The principles of the Paris Declaration signed by over a hundred countries and international agencies are: Ownership, Harmonization,Alignment, Results and Mutual Accountability.
Session Objectives: 1) Identify principles of aid effectiveness for international efforts that can improve the effectiveness of international foreign aid to developing countries. 2) Describe how aid affects ministries of health struggling to manage multiple donors and projects in the context of their own plans for health development. 3) Formulate strategies donors can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their aid, with the purpose of making recommendations that could inform an APHA resolution.
Wendy Johnson, MD, MPH , Eddie Mukooyo, MD and Kate Tulenko, MD, MPH, MPhil

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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Maternal and Child Health

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