by Cheryl Cashin, Danielle Bloom, Susan Sparkes et al.
World Health Organization 2017, Health Financing Working Paper No. 4
In recent years, many countries have committed to universal health coverage (UHC) as a national policy priority. Since public funds are the cornerstone of sustainable financing for UHC in most countries, the public financial management (PFM) system – the institutions, policies and processes that govern the use of public funds – plays a key role. The publication outlines areas where the PFM system and PFM rules are crucial for the effective implementation of health financing policy in support of UHC and offers guidance for improving alignment.