Taking the health aid debate to the subnational level: the impact and allocation of foreign health aid in Malawi


Objective Cross-national studies provide inconclusive results as to the effectiveness of foreign health aid. We highlight a novel application of using subnational data to evaluate aid impacts, using Malawi as a case study. Design We employ two rounds of nationally representative household surveys (20042005 and 20102011) and geo-referenced foreign aid data. We examine the determinants of Malawi9s traditional authorities receiving aid according to health, environmental risk, socioeconomic and political factors. We use two…

BMJ global health