Publications: Transition

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...

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...

Polio Transition Planning: Assessing Country Progress, Risks and Ambition

25 January 2019

Global polio funding is changing and countries have been developing plans to ensure they can continue essential polio and immunisation systems when funding ends. RESULTS UK and ACTION have reviewed the seven publicly available country polio transition plans to assess progress on transition planning and to highlight risks, challenges, and ambition within the polio transition process. The review focuses at country-level as it is the decisions made here that impact most on whether children are...

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.

Transition - A Missed Opportunity

21 May 2018

Only 7% children in the world’s poorest countries receive all 11 WHO recommended vaccines. Despite impressive progress on global immunisation coverage rates, too many children are still being left behind. Polio transition poses a unique opportunity to reinforce immunisation systems and turn a situation with great risk into one that leaves a positive legacy on child and global health. It is an opportunity that cannot be missed. The WHO Strategic Action Plan (the Plan) must set out how the WHO...

Leaving no one behind? Considering the Impact of Donor Transition

4 October 2017

The MDG period saw dramatic progress for many of the world’s poorest, and UK aid played a vital role in this accomplishment. Simultaneously, economic growth more than halved the number of Low-Income countries. However, more people living in poverty now reside in middle income countries than any other income classification, yet donors often rely on economic figures to determine eligibility for financial support. As economies grow, donor support may change, we call this change ‘transition’....

Progress in Peril? The Changing Landscape of Global Health Financing

29 September 2017

As economies have grown in many low-income countries, governments increasingly face “transition”–the reduction of external financing typically over a period of two to five years, on the assumption that the government will then fully self-finance the health programs that had been supported by donor funds. This trend takes place within a context of greater competition for aid dollars, and declining interest by some countries in foreign assistance. Country-led, responsible transition can help...

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