Nana Poku and Jim Whitman
Reviewed by Luc Van Leemput
This study focuses on how donor–recipient relations could be better deliberated, negotiated and coordinated. The authors argue that effective leadership and governance of developing country health systems for HIV/AIDS work requires a reconfiguration of how donor–recipient relations are conceived and contracted. For this purpose, they propose an adaptation of the wording of the OECD Paris Declaration principles of aid effectiveness. They present a conceptual framework which they argue can be regarded as an HIV/AIDS funding leadership default setting.
Contrary to high expectations from reading the title and abstract, I was rather disappointed by the content of the article. It is very theoretical and the proposed conceptual framework… very conceptual indeed.