Voices on Ownership

John Donnelly
January 12, 2012


Country ownership is viewed as an important step towards improving aid effectiveness for global health.   Yet, country ownership is a debated issue, particularly what it means in practical terms to donors, development partners, civil society and country governments.  MLI organized   “Advancing Country Ownership for Greater Results”, a roundtable to share its lessons learned in working with health ministries and to give global health and development leaders a platform to address this issue. The discussion delved deeply into the structural and political challenges involved in trying to advance country ownership, as well as what it will take operationally to move beyond the rhetoric of country ownership to action. This series, written by journalist John Donnelly and posted on MLI’s Leading Global Health blog, shares the conversation and multiple perspectives on country ownership.

This series features:
Rajiv Shah

Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Mary Robinson

Mark Dybul

Pape Gaye

Paul O’Brien

Francis Omaswa

Salif Samake

Ariel Pablos-Mendez

Kemy Monahan

Amie Batson

  • Covering issues affecting the ministries and the people they serve.

    Leading Global Health Blog

    Even though I have worked in Sierra Leone in the past, the role of MLI Country Lead has given me the opportunity to build upon these previous experiences and to work closely with members of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), to support the implementation of health policies and reforms that they have prioritized.


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