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Title: Allocation Rules for Global Donors.
Authors: Morton, A
Arulselvan, A
Thomas, RA
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: In recent years, donors such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have made an enormous contribution to the reduction of the global burden of disease. It has been argued that such donors should prioritise interventions based on their cost-effectiveness, that is to say, the ratio of costs to benefits. Against this, we argue that the donor should fund not the most cost-effective interventions, but rather interventions which are just cost-ineffective for the country, thus encouraging the country to contribute its own domestic resources to the fight against disease. We demonstrate that our proposed algorithm can be justified within the context of a model of the problem as a leader-follower game, in which a donor chooses to subsidise interventions which are implemented by a country. We argue that the decision rule we propose provides a basis for the allocation of aid money which is efficient, fair and sustainable.
Issue Date: 12-Feb-2018
Date of Acceptance: 2-Feb-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/56733
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2018.02.003
ISSN: 0167-6296
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 67
End Page: 75
Journal / Book Title: Journal of Health Economics
Volume: 58
Copyright Statement: © 2018, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Keywords: 1402 Applied Economics
1117 Public Health And Health Services
Health Policy & Services
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:School of Public Health