Part of the “Making Health Systems work” working paper series, this paper, published by the World Health Organization, focuses on Aid effectiveness in Health. It discusses “the key challenges in the provision of more effective development assistance for health.” The paper also assesses “the relevance to health of the Paris Principles on Harmonization and Alignment and Country Ownership,” and concludes that health would be a good “tracer sector” to monitor overall progress towards these Principles.

This paper was prepared for a meeting on Aid Effectiveness and Health, organized in collaboration between the WHO and the World Bank in December 2006. Although it is a bit outdated, it still includes relevant information on the Aid Architecture in Health and the various steps taken towards greater aid effectiveness in health. It also includes a section on best practice principles for engagement of global health partnerships at the country level.