Tag Archives: PFM

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Health Financing in Bangladesh: Why Changes in Public Financial Management Rules Will Be Important

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 […]

Public Financial Management, Health Governance, and Health Systems

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 […]

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On World TB Day, Focusing on Health Financing to End Tuberculosis

In the effort to end Tuberculosis—one of the leading causes of death from infectious disease worldwide—overall health system improvements are crucial. Despite substantial funding for TB prevention and treatment by donors and governments over the last decade, the worldwide incidence of TB remains high. In 2015 TB killed more than 1.8 million people, according to the World […]

HFG Rapid Assessment of TB Payment and PFM Systems in the Philippines: Lessons Learned and Policy Implications

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

HFG Rapid Assessment of TB Payment and PFM Systems in Cambodia: Lessons Learned and Policy Implications

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.

A Toolkit for Ministries of Health to Work More Effectively With Ministries of Finance

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 […]

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