Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 09/2012

Quantifying the Quality of Health Aid: Health QuODA

Amanda Glassman, Denizhan Duran

May 2012

Center for Global Development


Health is one of the largest and most complex sectors of foreign aid: in recent years, about 15 cents of every aid dollar went to global health. While health is often cited as one of the few undisputed aid success stories, there is little quantitative analysis of the quality of health aid, and some studies suggest that health aid does not necessarily improve health outcomes.