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Summary Report: Performance-Based Incentives: Consultations for Haryana State Demonstration

The government of the northern Indian state of Haryana has evinced strong interest in adopting a PBI scheme to improve primary health care services in the state. To this end, in December 2014 the HFG project conducted a qualitative investigation in two blocks of Haryana (Nuh block, Mewat district, and Rai block, Sonipat district) to […]

Namibia 2012-13 Health Accounts Report

This report presents the findings and policy implications of Namibia’s Health Accounts estimation for the fiscal year April 2012 through March 2013 (2012/13). Earlier, Namibia completed three rounds of National Health Accounts covering the 11 years of spending between 1998/99 and 2008/09. The 2012/13 Health Accounts estimation in Namibia is the first round conducted using […]

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Outsourcing Cleaning Services at Mahalapye Hospital, Botswana

The Government of Botswana (GoB) is currently implementing a long-term strategy to diversify the economy, create opportunities for growth in the private sector, and increase the efficiency of the public sector. Outsourcing service delivery is one of four main approaches to privatisation outlined in the GoB’s policies, and the Ministry of Health (MoH) has been […]

Namibia 2012-13 Health Accounts: Key Findings and Policy Implications

The current exercise (fiscal year 2012/13) is Namibia’s fourth round of Health Accounts and is the first round conducted using the SHA 2011 methodology; the prior three rounds covered 11 years of spending between 1998/99 and 2008/09. These prior rounds have been critical to informing the design and review of the country’s Health Sector Strategic […]

A Concise, Health Service Coverage Index for Monitoring Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage

Resource Type: Journal Article Authors: Anthony Leegwater, Wendy Wong, Carlos Avila Published: June 2015 Resource Description: A growing share of countries across the globe are declaring a commitment to pursuing Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and introducing policies and approaches to advance toward that goal. International donors and multilateral organizations are supporting these initiatives, with UHC under serious consideration […]

Tracking Urban Health Expenditures – Preliminary Results from Secondary Analysis of Bangladesh National Health Account

This brief presents preliminary findings of a secondary analysis of Bangladesh National Health Accounts (BNHA) IV focused on tracking urban health expenditures. This analysis is important given the rapid urbanization in Bangladesh, with 23% of the population currently living in urban areas.

Building Capacity to Outsource Services: Experiences and Lessons Learned in Botswana’s Public Hospitals

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Heather Cogswell, Elizabeth Ohadi, Mompati Buzwani, Louise Myers, Naz Todini and Carlos Avila Published: April 30, 2015 Resource Description: Since gaining independence in 1966, Botswana has served as an example of development success—experiencing high economic growth and progressing to a middle-income country classification. Throughout this process, the private sector presence in Botswana has remained small while […]

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Benchmarking Costs for Non-Clinical Services in Botswana’s Public Hospitals

Botswana’s health sector has embarked on a broad program of reforms and, to this end, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has developed the Health Services Outsourcing Strategy and Programme 2011-2016. This planning document emerges from major strategic thrusts outlined in the National Development Plan 10 and the revised National Health Policy. Decision makers at the […]

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