3334.0 Aid Effectiveness

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM
Government and private sector aid to improve health in developing countries has met with mixed success. There is no general consensus on what delivers guaranteed success in aid and development assistance, or on standards of accountability, sustainability of results, or measures of return on the investment. In 2007 a panel explored 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 are: Ownership, Harmonization, Alignment, Results and Mutual Accountability. The panel in 2008 was well attended and discussed how organizations put the Paris Declaration to work and adhere to its principles. This year the theme will be monitoring and evaluating accountability and aid effectiveness. 1. Wendy Johnson (HAI), NGO Accountability (confirmed) 2. Charles E. Teller (PRB), Transparent accountability in international health program effectiveness? Constraints in the Design and Use of Reliable Population and Health Information for Decision-making (confirmed) 3. Laura Altobelli (Future), Managing for Results: The Peru Case Study (confirmed) 4. Carol Dabbs (USAID) (to be confirmed) 5. Eckhard Kleinau (Aim GH), Using Technology for Better Accountability: Web 2.0 and others (to be confirmed) 6. Elisabeth Sandor (OECD): Measuring Progress of the Paris Declaration (to be confirmed) 7. Sam Daley Harris, (MCSC) Accounting for 100 million microcredits! (to be confirmed) 8. Elvira Beracochea and David Jones (MIDEGO) Measuring Accountability in Aid Effectiveness: Towards Standards of Accountability and Aid Effectiveness
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 effectiveness and accountability can be monitored and evaluated 3) Formulate strategies donors, governments and development organizations can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their aid, with the purpose of making recommendations that could inform an APHA resolution.

2:40 PM
Aid Effectiveness and the Public Sector: Comparative Advantages of Public Sector Health Systems in meeting the Millennium Development Goals
Wendy Johnson, MD, MPH, Amy Hagopian, PhD, Emily deRiel, MPH, James Pfeiffer, PhD, MPH and Stephen Gloyd, MD, MPH
2:50 PM
Aid Effectiveness in Peru: How a bottom-up health reform model strengthens organizational and management structures to effectively utilize national and donor resources
Laura C. Altobelli, DrPH, MPH, Luis Espejo-Alayo, MD,MA, Jose Cabrejos-Pita, MD, MPH, Alejandro Vargas-Velasquez, MSc, MA and Carl E. Taylor, MD, DrPH

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Organized by: International Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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