Table 1

Allocation of health aid according to traditional authorities receiving aid

Dependent variable: traditional authority received aid
All health aidMedical services aidBasic health care aidBasic health infrastructure aidParasitic disease control aid
Malaria0.4600.234−0.243*0.566***−0.022
(0.250)(0.169)(0.216)(0.173)(0.184)
Healthcare quality0.074*0.0180.0460.0020.023
(0.038)(0.024)(0.032)(0.033)(0.026)
Mosquito net0.0790.0330.0630.0540.025
(0.057)(0.033)(0.049)(0.040)(0.038)
Wealth index−0.090***−0.006−0.059**−0.013−0.004
(0.029)(0.017)(0.025)(0.021)(0.019)
Urban0.196***0.065*0.049**0.129***0.019
(0.037)(0.032)(0.033)(0.029)(0.028)
Number of health facilities (PC)0.613***0.2350.621***0.0830.340**
(0.249)(0.155)(0.221)(0.178)(0.149)
Temperature−0.0010.0070.0020.0060.017
(0.015)(0.008)(0.013)(0.011)(0.011)
Precipitation−0.056***−0.012−0.036**−0.028**−0.021**
(0.016)(0.008)(0.014)(0.012)(0.009)
Per cent Lomwe0.393***0.096*0.195**0.228***0.101
(0.077)(0.048)(0.067)(0.056)(0.047)
Per cent Chewa0.161***0.054**0.101**0.065**0.029
(0.044)(0.023)(0.038)(0.031)(0.026)
Per cent Yao0.372***0.0590.305**0.086**0.109***
(0.069)(0.034)(0.060)(0.040)(0.038)
Per cent Ngoni0.065−0.0380.113***−0.157***−0.139***
(0.059)(0.028)(0.049)(0.057)(0.042)
President birth district−0.024−0.058**−0.003−0.026−0.194***
(0.050)(0.024)(0.046)(0.029)(0.008)
Year fixed effectsYesYesYesYesYes
Observations13761376137613761376
  • Note: Average marginal effects reported with robust SEs in parentheses. Covariates from household surveys are measured at baseline levels. PC, per capita; specifically, per 1000 individuals.

  • *p<0.1; **p<0.05; ***p<0.01.