Resource Type: Report Authors: Kirstin Krusell, Dr. Marty Makinen, Dr. Laurel Hatt Published: July 2017 Resource Description: Many low- and middle-income countries have experienced strong economic growth in recent years, resulting in increased capacity for social sector spending. Net energy importers have further benefited from falling fossil fuel prices. At the same time donors are preparing to scale […]
The Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project organized a multi-country workshop to support policymakers from public health and finance agencies in developing concrete action plans for mobilizing domestic resources for health. This presentation on a DRM for health dossier demonstrates how countries might utilize available data to hold more productive discussions concerning domestic resource mobilization […]
Recently, the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project organized a multi-country workshop to support policymakers from public health and finance agencies in developing concrete action plans for mobilizing domestic resources for health. Marty Makinen led an introduction presentation focusing on the importance of relationships between Ministries of Finance and Health in mobilizing domestic resources.
Resource Type: Report Authors: Shan Soe-Lin, Sasha Frankel, Eunice Heredia-Ortiz, and Marty Makinen Published: 12/01/2015 Resource Description: As development assistance for health shrinks and the demand for health expenditures increases, developing countries are under mounting pressure to provide adequate resources for health. Governments can increase available public resources by benefiting from overall economic growth, borrowing, making efficiency […]
On Tuesday, March 29th, USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS) and the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project held an hour-long technical briefing session on a new study, Tax Reform and Resource Mobilization for Health. The study examines whether improvements in tax revenue performance due to tax administration reform actually result in more government funds for the health sector, and […]
Resource Type: Journal Article (Literature Review) Authors: Laurel E. Hatt, Marty Makinen, Supriya Madhavan, Claudia M. Conlon Published: 12/31/2013 Resource Description: User fee removal has been put forward as an approach to increasing priority health service utilization, reducing impoverishment, and ultimately reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. However, user fees are a source of facility revenue in many low-income countries, often used […]