Starting with hell but restarting well
is what has become of the 30 million US dollar government of
Sierra Leone Rural and Private Sector Development Project,
proving... Show More + right the quality at entry principle for projects
funded by the World Bank. The primary objective of the
project is to remove constraints to agricultural
productivity and to the marketing of agricultural produce
domestically and internationally via export. The thirty
million-dollar grant was approved by the Bank on May 15 2007
in middle of a fierce election campaign in Sierra Leone
which witnessed a change of government on September 17 2007.
Afterwards, there was a protracted delay in commencing
project implementation for more than a year, due to several
reasons, including the unclear responsibilities assigned to
the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Trade. Show Less -
This development outreach newsletter
includes some of the following headlines: special report:
reaching the poor with health services. Vigilance, hope and
hard work;... Show More + by Abdo S. Yaazbeck and Davidson R. Gwatkin.
Health sector reform in Colombia; by Maria Luisa Escobar.
PROGRESA for progress: Mexico's health, nutrition, and
education program; by David P. Coady, Deon P. Filmer and
Davidson R. Gwatkin. Do social funds reach the poor? By
Laura B. Rawlings. Social marketing of bed-nets in Tanzania;
by Rose Nathan, Hadji Mponda, and Hassan Mshinda.
Community-based health insurance in Rwanda; by Francois
Pathe Diop and Jean Damascene Butera. Contracting health
care services for the rural poor: the case of Cambodia; by
Indu Bhushan, Erik Bloom, Benjamin Loevinsohn, and J. Brad
Schwartz. Overcoming barriers: health equity fund in
Cambodia; by Bruno Meessen and Por Ir. Reproductive health
services through mobile camps: SEWA experience in Gujarat;
by M. Kent Ranson, Palak Joshi, Mittal Shah, and Yasmin
Shaikh. Do participatory programs work? Improving
reproductive health for disadvantaged youth in Nepal; by
Anju Malhotra, Sanyukta Mathur, Rohini Pande, and Eva Roca.
Voices from the field; by Emmanuel Koro. Show Less -
In response to shrinking budgets and
growing demands, many developing countries have adopted
formal or informal user fees in government health
facilities. While they... Show More + raise revenue, in the absence of
special provisions user fees may hurt equity and efficiency.
This paper reviews the success of two such
provisions-waivers and exemptions. Waivers enable the poor
to obtain free healthcare while exemptions enable all people
to receive certain services for free. The dilemma is how to
preserve user fees without hurting equity and efficiency. Show Less -