Publications: Aid

The changing nature of UK aid in Ghana, a case study on Transition

29 May 2020

In February 2020, the Independent Commission for aid Impact (ICAI) submitted a country portfolio review of the UK Government’s strategic objectives to Transition their development partnership beyond aid in Ghana. This review looks at how the UK Government’s support for Ghana is changing, and assesses how UK aid in Ghana has been reoriented since 2011 to reflect and support this Transition.

In this case study, RESULTS UK has explored the evaluation made by ICAI, to analyse the impact...

A Quick Guide to Brick by Brick: Accelerating Progress on Global Health

27 August 2019
A Quick Guide to Brick by Brick: Accelerating Progress on Global Health

The UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage is just around the corner, and it couldn’t come at a more opportune time. Progress is stalling or not happening fast enough in many critical areas of global health and, in many cases, our approach isn’t holistic enough, working in siloes and neglecting key interventions like nutrition that make our interventions less impactful and less sustainable.

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Leaving no one behind? Considering the impact of donor transition

19 June 2019

UK aid saves millions of lives each year, making the world healthier, more peaceful and prosperous. As a result, more countries are moving from low- to middle-income status. Transition is the process whereby donors reduce or change the type of support they provide to a country, often based on economic indicators. But these indicators don’t take health standards, inequality or a government’s budgetary and technical capacity into account. With multiple donors withdrawing funding simultaneously...

Brick by Brick: Accelerating Progress on Global Health

10 June 2019

While acknowledging exceptional progress on global health, RESULTS remains concerned that progress is stalling or not happening fast enough in many critical areas of health. Further, global approaches to health frequently miss out the underlying cause of over 45% of all child deaths and many more issues throughout the lifecourse - undernutrition.

With a number of health financing moments in 2019 and 2020, where Global Fund, the GPEI, Gavi and the Nutrition for Growth Summit...

A Global Leader: The UK's role in ending malnutrition

24 April 2019

Malnutrition is caused by having key nutrients missing from your diet. It is responsible for more ill health than any other cause. Malnutrition prevents vaccines from working and devastates immune systems. This can cause death, lifelong serious illness and dramatically hinders the ability for countries and communities to develop economically. The good news is that malnutrition is preventable and treatable - and 2020 will be a key moment in the fight to end it once and for all.

The UK...

Health For All

31 January 2019

Universal health coverage (UHC) ensures that all people everywhere can have the quality health services they need without suffering financial hardship.

In the UK we sometimes take our National Health Service for granted, but in many countries, basic health services are too expensive for everyone to afford. Everyone should be able to get the health care they need without being pushed into poverty or giving up essentials such as food, a safe place to live and clothes.

Investing...

The Next Decade of Vaccines: Addressing the challenges that remain to achieving vaccinations for all

15 January 2019

Vaccines not only save lives but are central to global health security and are a fundamental component for achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. But despite the known value of vaccines and great advances in research and development, millions...

Responding to Global Health Transitions: A Call to Action

9 October 2018

In the coming years the global health financing landscape will change dramatically and this could have significant impact on health systems and access to quality health care. In this call to action and policy briefing, ACTION, RESULTS UK and the UN Foundation jointly highlight the main challenges with health transitions, what is driving them, and why action matters now. It also sets out what civil society can do now to help ensure transitions do not negatively impact health outcomes.

A Balancing Act: risks and opportunities as polio and its funding disappears

13 November 2017

As the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) winds down, the 16 countries that receive 95% of GPEI’s support will face significant challenges from decreased funding over the next three years. Addressing and overcoming these challenges must be an urgent political priority which, if left unresolved, could have a devastating effect on immunisation and health systems.

Using case studies from Nigeria and Pakistan, A Balancing Act explores country-specific and global...

From Investment to Impact: Meeting DFID's 50 million commitment on nutrition

11 October 2017

In 2015, the UK government committed to improving the nutrition for 50 million individuals by 2020. Even though the 2017 general election led to a change in leadership, DFID are committed to reaching this target. So far, DFID have only been reporting the 'reach' of their nutrition-relevant programmes, as opposed to nutrition improvement resulting from these. However, in 2016 they developed a nuanced methodology based on 'intensity of nutrition reach' (high, medium, or low) as a proxy measure...

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