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Focus Area: Strengthening PFM and immunization budgeting for transition

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Let Managers Manage: A Health Service Provider’s Perspective on Public Financial Management

This post originally appeared on the World Bank’s Investing in Health Blog. Below is an excerpt from the blog. In low and middle-income countries (LMICs), public financial management (PFM) reforms often consist of a standard set of interventions  to strengthen the overall strategic allocation and accountability of public funds. They are often not sufficiently customised or … Continued

From Stumbling Block to Enabler: The Role of Public Financial Management in Health Service Delivery in Tanzania and Zambia

Abstract The way governments manage resources through the budget cycle has important implications for health policy and whether governments achieve societal objectives such as efficiency, equity, quality, and accountability. Studies found a positive association between health service delivery outcomes and good governance of public finance; however, the mechanisms through which public financial management affects service … Continued

Budget Credibility Across Countries: How Deviations are Affecting Spending on Social Priorities

As countries increasingly focus on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), attention is often focused on the financing gap governments face in meeting their commitments. Not enough questions are being asked about governments’ capacity to effectively manage and spend the resources that they already have – or say they have. In this paper, researchers use a … Continued

WHO Webinar Series: Leveraging Public Financial Management for Better Health

05/01/2019 - 11/30/2019

Webinar Series

WHO is conducting a six- part webinar series from May to November 2019 on how to reform budgets and make them work better for UHC. The series aims to enhance technical knowledge and capacity among key sector stakeholders and stimulate peer exchange on the implementation of budget reforms in health. It will consist of six … Continued

4 Things Ministers of Finance Need to Know about Immunization in Gavi Transitioning Countries

Authors: Helen Saxenian, Logan Brenzel, Leah Ewald, and Meghan O’Connell The Ministry of Finance is a crucial ally for Ministries of Health and country immunization programs aiming to successfully manage Gavi transition. Ministries of Health, Ministries of Finance, Ministries of Budget, and development partners often have separate planning processes, which can make it difficult to … Continued

WHO Budget Structure Reforms and Transition to Program Budgeting in Health: Lessons from Armenia

WHO’s case study of ongoing budget reform in Armenia finds that Armenia’s gradual transition to program-based budgeting has improved the National Assembly’s ability to assess the extent to which budgets are consistent with policy and track program performance through the introduction of indicators for quantity, quality and timeliness of health services. Armenia’s National Immunization Program … Continued

Transition to Program Budgeting in Health: Experience from Countries and Lessons Learned

WHO’s Department of Health Systems Governance and Financing is providing support to Ministries of Health in this transition process, with the following aims: 1) building the knowledge base on good practices in health budget reforms, including the development of an online health budget portal and country case studies; 2) providing technical support and guidance to … Continued

WHO Resources for Health Budgeting & Public Financial Management

LNCT has prepared this compilation of WHO resources related to health budgeting and public financial management. These resources include reports, road maps, case studies, and e-learning materials, and are useful for Gavi transitioning countries. Health Budgeting • Repository of Health Budgets: The repository of health budgets consolidates open source information on finance laws and related … Continued

Lessons from Implementing Public Financial Management Activities in the Health Sector

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 context, and have ranged from improving financial data systems to conducting costing exercises, financial … Continued

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