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Capital Investment in Health Systems: What is the latest thinking?

Capital investment in health typically refers to large expenditures in construction of hospitals and other facilities, investment in diagnostic and treatment technologies, and information technology platforms. These investments are characterized by their longevity and they are critical to efforts to improve healthcare quality and efficiency. Contrary to developed countries where there is well documented experience […]

Modeling Impact of the Health Finance & Governance Project

Over its six-year life (2012-2018), the project worked with more than 40 partner countries to increase their domestic resources for health, manage resources more effectively, and reduce system bottlenecks in order to increase access to and use of priority health services and strengthen health systems overall. HFG provided state-of-the-art and country-specific technical assistance to remove […]

Better Governance, Better Health: The Evidence

Resource Type: Publication Authors: Annie Baldridge, Hélène Barroy, Sara Bennett, Maryam Bigdelli, Derick W. Brinkerhoff, Jodi Charles, David Clarke, Catherine Connor, Arin Dutta, Fadi El Jardali, Elizabeth Elfman, Walter Flores, Eunice Heredia-Ortiz, David Jacobstein, Jeremy Kanthor, Adam Koon, Shreeshant Prabhakaran, Dheepa Rajan, Karima Saleh, Akshar Saxena, Suneeta Sharma, Katie Shepard, Kelsee Stromberg, Jesse Uneke, Lauren Windmeyer […]

Financial Management Mechanisms to Support Increased Government Spending on Health

Resource Type: Report Authors: John Yates and Darrell Freund Published: September 2018 Resource Description: While many low- and middle-income country (LMIC) governments have increased funding for the health sector over the past decade, more public resources will be required to reach any reasonable definition of universal health coverage (UHC). While funding UHC in these countries remains a daunting […]

Strategic Purchasing to Support Voluntarism, Informed Choice, Quality and Accountability in Family Planning: Lessons from Results-Based Financing

Resource Type: Report Authors: Rena Eichler, Jenna Wright, Ben Bellows, Marie Cole, Victoria Boydell and Karen Hardee. Published: September 2018 Resource Description: The past 20 years have seen unprecedented financial commitment to family planning (FP) among governments of low- and middle-income countries and the donors that support them. However, mobilizing government and external resources is […]

Lessons from Implementing Public Financial Management Activities in the Health Sector

Resource Type: Technical Brief Authors: Meera Suresh, Meredith Lathrop, Marty Makinen Published: September 2018 Resource Description: Over the past five years, the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project has supported over 35 countries and programs in their efforts to strengthen public financial management (PFM) systems. Activities have been tailored to address key priorities within a health system […]

PUBLIC FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT OF HIV SPENDING: NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA

Resource Type: Report Published: August 2018 Resource Description: The budget process in Nigerian states cuts across planning, allocation, providing cash backing for budget execution, and expenditure. This process often lacks budget realism and there are highly centralised processes, which cause delays in the provision of cash backing for budgeted funds. Adequate budget appropriation does not always translate to […]

KEBBI STATE, NIGERIA PUBLIC EXPENDITURE REVIEW 2013-2016

Resource Type: Report Published: August 2018 Resource Description: Nigeria and many countries have subscribed to the principle of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) which aims to ensure equitable access to needed health care without suffering financial hardship. Kebbi State, like many other states, is in the process of embracing health financing policy reforms introduced at the national level to […]

PUBLIC FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT OF HIV SPENDING: BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

Resource Type: Report Published: August 2018 Resource Description: The budget process in Nigerian states cuts across planning, allocation, providing cash backing for budget execution, and expenditure. This process often lacks budget realism and there are highly centralised processes, which cause delays in the provision of cash backing for budgeted funds. Adequate budget appropriation does not always translate to […]

PUBLIC FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT OF HIV SPENDING: AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

Resource Type: Report Published: August 2018 Resource Description: The budget process in Nigerian states cuts across planning, allocation, providing cash backing for budget execution, and expenditure. This process often lacks budget realism and there are highly centralised processes, which cause delays in the provision of cash backing for budgeted funds. Adequate budget appropriation does not always translate to […]

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