Tag Archives: public financial management

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 […]

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 […]

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Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence

On November 14th – 15th, HFG partnered with USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS), and the World Health Organization (WHO) to host a meeting on Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence in Washington, DC. This meeting was part of the Marshalling the Evidence Initiative, launched in September 2016, aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the […]

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 […]

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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