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Simon Maxwell

Can the International Health Partnership deliver a new way of funding health spending?

Can the International Health Partnership deliver a new way of funding health spending?, ODI Blog, 2007

The International Health Partnership was launched in London on 6 September, signed by 8 bilateral donors, 7 developing countries, 9 international organisations, and 2 other donors.  Importantly, the ‘signature party’ was led by two Prime Ministers, Gordon Brown from the UK and Jens Stoltenberg from Norway.  A high profile initiative, but here’s the interesting thing – no new money was involved.  The key focus of the initiative is ‘coordination’.  Two Prime Ministers and all those others, spending time and political capital on a dry subject like coordination.  What’s that about?.................

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