Formative Assessment of Selected African Governments in Aligning External Funding for health to Local Priorities and Agenda- the case of Ethiopia

Funding Agency Date Range
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) December 2017 –> April 2018

Project Summary (Objective & activities) 

The goal of this proposal is to assess landscape in which selected African states, in this case Ethiopian government, executes foreign aid and priority setting strategies related to global health. The study will try to answer two questions:

  1. How does the government set agenda and priorities for external funding for health?
  2. How does the government resolve disagreement with providers of external funding for health?

In addition this study will identify the tools used by the government of Ethiopia for managing the external funds for health to be aligned with local priorities and agenda and also tools used for resolving disagreements with funders. A preliminary assessment of the government performance with regards to foreign aid allocation will be provided at the end. The performance assessment will be conducted through literature review and in-depth stakeholder interviews. Based on the findings, ways will be proposed on how China Harvard Africa Network (CHAN) can play a role in strengthening the health collaboration between China and Africa.


Interview guides and consents were developed and translated in to Amharic. In depth interviews were conducted in Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC) using the tool. A total of seven IDI were conducted three in FMoH and four in MoFEC


Contact Information

ACIPH Building, Yeka Subcity
Ayat Zone 8,  YK_13_4064
House number B227_23
P.O. Box 26751/100


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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