The second of a series of pieces on country ownership by John Donnelly features Ethiopia Minister of Health Tedros Ghebreyesus
This is the second of a series of perspective pieces on country ownership from the “Advancing Country Ownership for Greater Results” roundtable organized last week by the Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health (MLI), a program of Aspen Global Health and Development. It attracted 50 people, including senior officials from developing countries, the U.S. government, development partners and NGOs. These stories will run every day this week.
The second of four pieces covers the perspective of Ethiopia Minister of Health Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Minister Tedros said for many years he has been pushing for more country ownership. His approach is consistent: One vision, one set of priorities, and one group — donors, partners and countries – working together.
“When donors enter into a discussion with developing countries, they need to enter the conversation with a sense of respect for country priorities,” Tedros told the group last Thursday. “When things don’t mesh, donors should reconsider…and build on the priorities of the developing countries.”
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