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Cash On Delivery Aid for Health: What Indicators Would Work Best- Working Paper 275


  • William D. Savedoff, Katherine Douglas Martel


The idea of applying a Cash on Delivery Aid (COD Aid) approach to the health sector has been raised many times, particularly in relation to addressing malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, and water. After assessing the challenges of applying COD Aid in the health sector, this paper considers 10 indicators related to reducing child mortality, maternal mortality, and infections of malaria and HIV/AIDS. It provides guidance to those interested in designing COD Aid approaches to improve health outcomes in developing countries.

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  • William D. Savedoff, Katherine Douglas Martel, 2011. " Cash On Delivery Aid for Health: What Indicators Would Work Best- Working Paper 275," Working Papers 275, Center for Global Development.
  • Handle: RePEc:cgd:wpaper:275

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    1. Timothy B. Hallett and Mead Over, 2010. "How to Pay “Cash-on-Delivery” for HIV Infections Averted: Two Measurement Approaches and Ten Payout Functions," Working Papers 210, Center for Global Development.
    2. Nancy Birdsall & Owen Barder, 2006. "Payments for Progress: A Hands-Off Approach to Foreign Aid," Working Papers 102, Center for Global Development.
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    health; aid effectiveness; accountability; COD aid; mortality; MDG; indicators;

    JEL classification:

    • D02 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • O20 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - General


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