Organizational responses to a changing aid environment: the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

Hill, P. S. (2002) Organizational responses to a changing aid environment: the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ). International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 17 3: 213-227. doi:10.1002/hpm.672


Author Hill, P. S.
Title Organizational responses to a changing aid environment: the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
Journal name International Journal of Health Planning and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0749-6753
1099-1751
Publication date 2002-07-01
Year available 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/hpm.672
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 213
End page 227
Total pages 15
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Language eng
Subject C1
321208 Primary Health Care
730299 Public health not elsewhere classified
Abstract As a major European donor, German government development assistance faces a series of challenges. Recent political changes have raised expectations for demonstrable health outcomes as a result of German development assistance; there has been a deepened commitment to collaboration with other bilateral and multilateral donors; and partner countries are increasingly open to new approaches to development. German development assistance also reflects a new ethos of partnership and the shift to programmatic and sector based development approaches. At the same time, its particular organizational structure and administrative framework highlight the extent of structural and systems reforms required of donors by changing development relationships, and the tensions created in responding to these. This paper examines organizational changes within the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit) (GTZ), aimed at increasing its Regional, Sectoral, Managerial and Process competence as they affect health and related sectors. These include the decentralization of GTZ, the trend to integration of projects, the increasing focus on policy and health systems reform, increased inter-sectoral collaboration, changes in recruitment and training, new perspectives in planning and evaluation and the introduction of a quality management programme. Copyright (C) 2002 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.
Keyword Development Assistance
Germany
Health Systems Reform
Health Sector
External Resources
Health Policy & Services
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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