Innovative Mechanisms for Raising Revenue for the Health Sector in The Dominican Republic
Categories: Health Finance, Publications, Resource Mobilization, Where We Work
Resource Type: Brief
Authors: Health Financing and Governance project
Published: August 2017
This brief presents projections of the revenue that could be collected through five financing mechanisms. This information will support the Government of the Dominican Republic in deciding which mechanisms to implement. It is important to consider that taxes on the consumption of soft drinks, alcohol, and tobacco have a two-fold advantage because they not only collect resources for the health sector, but they are also associated with a reduction in consumption of these products, thus benefiting the health of the population.