Setting Priorities for HIV/AIDS Interventions

A Cost–Benefit Approach

Robert J. Brent, Professor of Economics, Fordham University, New York, US

HIV/AIDS is much too complex a phenomenon to be understood only by reference to common sense and ethical codes. This book presents the cost–benefit analysis (CBA) framework in a well-researched and accessible manner to ensure that the most important considerations are recognized and incorporated.

‘Professor Brent’s book is a superlative addition to the HIV/AIDS policy literature. Both non-specialists and specialists in policy evaluation will benefit from the lucid exposition of cost–benefit analysis (CBA) methods applied to the most critical and far-reaching problem that challenges social institutions and individual behavior. Essentially, Professor Brent has taken his vast experience in cost–benefit analysis, and on the ground African research, to apply CBA in a compelling and insightful manner. This book re-examines HIV/AIDS policy in Sub-Saharan countries where the devastation is an infection tsunami. . . Finding what actually works may be difficult, but Professor Brent argues persuasively that using a CBA framework is the best approach.’
– William S. Cartwright, George Mason University, US

2011 240 pp Paperback 978 0 85793 250 1 £33.60 £27.00 $33.60 $42.00
2010 240 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 331 1 £115.20 £86.00 $115.20 $128.00

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