IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/ids/ijpubp/v14y2018i3-4p275-301.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Policy makers, the international community and people living with HIV/AIDS: the need for new commitment mechanisms

Author

Listed:
  • Kjell Hausken
  • Mthuli Ncube

Abstract

To determine the optimal allocation of responsibilities in disease interventions, and in designing commitment mechanisms, the paper develops a five-period game comprising policy makers, the international community providing financial aid, and nature as expressed by the population. When the international community provides funds, the policy maker free rides by not funding additionally. We determine which factors impact how the policy maker allocates funding between disease prevention and treatment. If the policy maker provides funds substantially, the international community free rides by funding less. We quantify how more allocation of funds by the policy maker to disease prevention causes lower disease contraction probability and higher probability that a person remains sick or dies, and how the international community's funding impacts these two probabilities. We derive seven assertions from the properties of the model and test against empirical African data. The results show consistency between the theoretical model and empirical estimates.

Suggested Citation

  • Kjell Hausken & Mthuli Ncube, 2018. "Policy makers, the international community and people living with HIV/AIDS: the need for new commitment mechanisms," International Journal of Public Policy, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 14(3/4), pages 275-301.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijpubp:v:14:y:2018:i:3/4:p:275-301
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.inderscience.com/link.php?id=91958
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ids:ijpubp:v:14:y:2018:i:3/4:p:275-301. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Carmel O'Grady). General contact details of provider: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=97 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.