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Improving the provision of basic services for the poor in fragile environments: Health Sector International Literature Review

Research report

Written by Sara Pavanello

Research report

This paper provides a rapid review of recent literature on international practice and experience in supporting pro-poor  service provision in fragile states, focusing on multilateral and bilateral donors’ approaches. The overall review consists of three sectoral reports (health, water/sanitation and education) together with a Synthesis. This paper constitutes a literature review of the health sector. The purpose of the literature review was to inform the Office of Development Effectiveness’ evaluation of service delivery and contribute to a wider effort within AusAID to better understand donor engagement in fragile environments.

Sara Pavanello