Health Accounts Impact Policy Worldwide: Helping countries raise, manage, and use health funds
Explore over 60 examples of how countries have used Health Accounts data to inform health policy and planning decisions. Examples below are grouped by the type of policy use.
Raise Funds for Health: Includes initiatives to increase funding for health either by securing new funding, or by making better use of, and maximizing, existing resources.
Reduce Financial Risk for Those Seeking Care: Pooling resources shares the financial risk associated with accessing health services and reduces the likelihood that an individual would incur catastrophic health expenditures when seeking care.
Allocate Resources to Priority Health Services: Efficient provision of health services ensures that a country’s finite health funds are allocated to where they are needed most and will have greatest impact.
Inform Health Planning: In some countries Health Accounts data provided background or landscape information for health system planning, monitoring, or to inform a potential policy reform.
The HFG project (2012-2018) is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is led by Abt Associates in collaboration with Avenir Health, Broad Branch Associates, Development Alternatives Inc., the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Results for Development Institute, RTI International, and Training Resources Group, Inc. The project is funded under USAID cooperative agreement AID-OAA-A-12-00080.
This resource was made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The contents are the responsibility of Abt Associates and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.
Please note: The authors recognize that Health Accounts was not the sole source of data but rather was one of many contributing pieces of information informing the policy decision.