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Assessing External Aid to 8 EMR countries

Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
Field of Expertise:
Health Policy and Governance; Policy, Governance, System; Health Policy / Policy Dialogue / Governance / Legal framework; Health Policy and Governance; Policy, Governance, System; Universal health coverage_D; Development Cooperation; Aid effectiveness / development effectiveness; Aid effectiveness / development effectiveness; Development Cooperation; Accountability / mutual accountability; Accountability / mutual accountability; Development Cooperation; Humanitarian aid; Humanitarian aid
Narrative description of project:
WHO EMRO wanted to assess external aid for health in 8 of the 22 countries in the EM Region. The selected countries are either low income countries or middle-income countries facing complex emergencies.
The objective was to “assess the current status of external aid in EMR with focus on aid flow, existing mechanisms of managing external resources and key gaps and challenges.” The overarching goal is to contribute to improving aid effectiveness in the EMRO region.
The focus was on the quality of cooperation, i.e. the bottlenecks for aid being effective, and ways to improve the situation. The deliverables were (i) a framework and methodology for assessing aid effectiveness in the health sector as the basis for (ii) a comprehensive synthesis report with practical recommendations for improving external aid in health. Findings and recommendations were to be shared in a regional consultation.