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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Resource Type: Journal Publication Authors: Md. Ashadul Islam, Shamima Akhter & Mursaleena Islam Published: February 21, 2018 Resource Description: Bangladesh has achieved remarkable improvement in health indicators since its independence in 1971, despite poor economic conditions. It achieved Millennium Development Goal 4 on child mortality and progressed substantially toward Goal 5 on maternal mortality, even with health […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Annie Baldridge, Elizabeth Elfman, Eunice Heredia-Ortiz, Hélène Barroy, Karima Saleh, and Catherine Connor Published: October 2017 Resource Description: While the importance of governance in a health system is well recognized, there is an overall lack of evidence and understanding of the dynamics of how improved governance can influence health system performance and health […]
In the Philippines, there are roughly 290,000 new TB cases per year (WHO, 2016). Meanwhile, donor funding for TB has declined, health care costs are rising, and out-of-pocket spending accounts for roughly two-thirds of national TB expenditures. The Philippines needs to identify mechanisms to improve the efficiency of TB spending
Despite substantial funding for tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment over the last 10 years, both by donors and governments, the worldwide incidence of TB remains troubling. Across lower- and middle-income countries, access to TB services is limited, and the quality of TB services is often substandard.
In many countries, Ministries of Health (MOHs) and Ministries of Finance (MOFs) determine which health services are delivered, when, where, and for whom. While MOHs are responsible for setting national health policy and managing the day-to-day delivery of public health services, they are dependent upon MOFs for establishing funding levels and releasing the necessary funds to finance MOH operations. Designed for health sector […]
This tool is designed to help public health officials determine areas of strength and weakness in how public funds are managed and spent. It includes a set of general indicators for the health sector as well as a separate set of indicators specifically for the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Good performance of Public Financial Management (PFM) systems is one of the elements of governance that should be reinforced in support of sound, evidence-based health interventions. PFM performance, however, is typically assessed by considering the government as a whole