Fiscal Space for Health: A Review of the Literature

by Timothy Powell‐Jackson, Kara Hanson, Di McIntyre
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University of Cape Town, December 2012

30 pp. 454 kB:
http://www.dfid.gov.uk/R4D/PDF/Outputs/ReSyst/Resyst-WP1.pdf

Countries the world over are faced with the challenge of finding adequate resources to finance their health system. Increasing attention is thus being given to the question of how to increase financial resources to health while respecting macroeconomic fundamentals – referred to as expanding fiscal space for health. This paper surveys the literature on fiscal space for health. One body of literature contains papers and reports that use the language of fiscal space. The second relates directly to the five ways of generating fiscal space for health without necessarily using the terminology of fiscal space.

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