Health Research and Policy

Research in Progress Seminar (RIP)

Date: May 29, 2013
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: CHP/PCOR Conference Room
117 Encina Commons
Speaker: Eran Bendavid, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Title: Is Foreign Aid for Health Reaching the Poor?


Between 2000 and 2010, OECD countries transferred nearly $200 billion for health improvements in poorer countries. A growing body of evidence - which I will review in this talk - suggests that, where these transfers touched the ground, population health improved, including under-5 mortality, adult mortality, and life expectancy. This talk will then examine who appeared to benefit: the poorest of the poor or the richer among the poor? I will build an argument for aid prioritization that is likely to benefit the poorest.

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record. Any information about methodology/press release and/or results are embargoed until publication.
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