Systemwide Effects of the Global Fund in Ethiopia
The overall objective of the research is to document the effects on Ethiopia’s health care system of the processes involved in applying for and receiving a GFATM grant and implementing GFATM supported activities.
- The policy environment. The research examines the effects of the GF on the relative power of policy actors, the degree of alignment between GF processes and other national planning processes, and the extent to which GF money truly represents additional resources.
- Human resources. The study examines how the GF affects capacity building and the distribution of human resources and whether any shift of personnel occurs from non-focal diseases. The study also addresses the impact of GF-supported activities on the distribution, quality, and number of health staff.
- Public/private mix. The study’s focus on the public/private mix examines whether the GF has contributed to a changed role for private sector actors and how it has affected the quality, quantity, and distribution of private sector providers.
- Pharmaceuticals and commodities. The research evaluates the impact of GF support for HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria drugs on pharmaceutical procurement and distribution systems and the accessibility of drugs for non-focal diseases.