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Aid Effectiveness in the Health Sector

  • Acharya, Arnab
  • Alvarez, Melisa Mart.nez
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    This paper explores the current evidence underlying the debate on aid effectiveness, with a specific focus on the health sector. It summarizes the history of aid and outlines the methodological challenges encountered when assessing its effectiveness. The

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    Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2012/69.

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    Date of creation: 2012
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