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Intertemporal Dynamics of Public Financing for Universal Health Coverage : Accounting for Fiscal Space Across Countries (English)

As countries undergo their health financing transitions, moving away from external and out-of-pocket (OOP) financing toward domestically sourced public financing, the issue of fiscal space – that is, of finding ways to increase public financing in an efficient, equitable, and sustainable manner -- is front and center in the policy dialogue around universal health coverage (UHC). ... See More +

Working Paper 133115 DEC 01, 2018

Tandon,Ajay; Cain,Jewelwayne Salcedo; Kurowski,Christoph; Postolovska,Iryna Disclosed

Preventing, Detecting, and Deterring Fraud in Social Health Insurance Programs : Lessons from Selected Countries (English)

This paper draws lessons from anti-fraud experiences in social health insurance programs of six selected countries across the income spectrum: Indonesia, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Croatia, Turkey, and the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper 132559 NOV 01, 2018

Chabra, Sheena; Menon,Rekha; Postolovska,Iryna; Smith,Owen K.; Tandon,Ajay; Ulep,Valerie Gilbert T. Disclosed

An extended cost-effectiveness analysis of tobacco price increases in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

Globally more than 7 million deaths a year are attributed to tobacco use, approximately 10 percent of which are among nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke. ... See More +

125988 APR 01, 2018

Postolovska,Iryna; Nguyen,Ha Thi Hong; Sargaldakova,Asel; Lavado,Roussel Disclosed

The health gains, financial risk protection benefits, and distributional impact of increased tobacco taxes in Armenia (English)

The majority of Armenian adult males smoke, yet tobacco taxes in Armenia are among the lowest in Europe and Central Asia. Increasing taxes on tobacco is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions, but many opponents often cite regressively as an argument against tobacco taxation. ... See More +

Journal Article 123244 JAN 01, 2018

Postolovska,Iryna; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Tarr,Gillian; Verguet,Stephane Disclosed

Estimating the distributional impact of increasing taxes on tobacco products in Armenia : results from an extended cost-effectiveness analysis (English)

At present, tobacco taxes in Armenia are among the lowest in Europe and Central Asia. Global experience has shown that increasing taxes on tobacco is one of the most cost effective public health interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper 114323 APR 14, 2017

Postolovska,Iryna; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Tarr, Gillian; Verguet, Stephane Disclosed

Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program : Executive summary (English)

There is a policy measure that can simultaneously save millions of lives, reduce poverty, and increase countries’ domestic resources for financing development. ... See More +

Working Paper 119792 JAN 01, 2017

Irwin,Alexander; Moreno-Dodson,Blanca; Zheng, Rose; Bouw,Annerie; Lisulo,Angela S.; Fanta Ivanovic,Enrique; Perucic,Anne-Marie; Postolovska,Iryna; Peto, Richard; Meyer,Moritz; Blecher,Evan; Goodchild,Mark; Sotomayor Noel,Renzo Efren; Garcia,Magaly Annabel Clavijo; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Ross,Hana; Brown,Melissa; Marquez,Patricio V.; Jha,Prabhat K.; Hu,Teh-Wei Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese Disclosed

Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

There is a policy measure that can simultaneously save millions of lives, reduce poverty, and increase countries’ domestic resources for financing development. ... See More +

Working Paper 119792 JAN 01, 2017

Irwin,Alexander; Marquez,Patricio V.; Jha,Prabhat K.; Peto, Richard; Moreno-Dodson,Blanca; Goodchild,Mark; Perucic,Anne-Marie; Zheng, Rose; Blecher,Evan; Bouw,Annerie; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Meyer,Moritz; Postolovska,Iryna; Sotomayor Noel,Renzo Efren; Ross,Hana; Hu,Teh-Wei; Lisulo,Angela S.; Brown,Melissa; Fanta Ivanovic,Enrique; Garcia,Magaly Annabel Clavijo Disclosed

Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program : Executive summary (Chinese)

There is a policy measure that can simultaneously save millions of lives, reduce poverty, and increase countries’ domestic resources for financing development. ... See More +

Working Paper 119792 JAN 01, 2017

Irwin,Alexander; Marquez,Patricio V.; Jha,Prabhat K.; Peto, Richard; Moreno-Dodson,Blanca; Goodchild,Mark; Perucic,Anne-Marie; Zheng, Rose; Blecher,Evan; Bouw,Annerie; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Meyer,Moritz; Postolovska,Iryna; Sotomayor Noel,Renzo Efren; Ross,Hana; Hu,Teh-Wei; Lisulo,Angela S.; Brown,Melissa; Fanta Ivanovic,Enrique; Garcia,Magaly Annabel Clavijo English, Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese Disclosed

Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program : Executive summary (Spanish)

There is a policy measure that can simultaneously save millions of lives, reduce poverty, and increase countries’ domestic resources for financing development. ... See More +

Working Paper 119792 JAN 01, 2017

Irwin,Alexander; Marquez,Patricio V.; Jha,Prabhat K.; Peto, Richard; Moreno-Dodson,Blanca; Goodchild,Mark; Perucic,Anne-Marie; Zheng, Rose; Blecher,Evan; Bouw,Annerie; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Meyer,Moritz; Postolovska,Iryna; Sotomayor Noel,Renzo Efren; Ross,Hana; Hu,Teh-Wei; Lisulo,Angela S.; Brown,Melissa; Fanta Ivanovic,Enrique; Garcia,Magaly Annabel Clavijo English, Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese Disclosed

Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program : Executive summary (Japanese)

There is a policy measure that can simultaneously save millions of lives, reduce poverty, and increase countries’ domestic resources for financing development. ... See More +

Working Paper 119792 JAN 01, 2017

Irwin,Alexander; Marquez,Patricio V.; Jha,Prabhat K.; Peto, Richard; Moreno-Dodson,Blanca; Goodchild,Mark; Perucic,Anne-Marie; Zheng, Rose; Blecher,Evan; Bouw,Annerie; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Meyer,Moritz; Postolovska,Iryna; Sotomayor Noel,Renzo Efren; Ross,Hana; Hu,Teh-Wei; Lisulo,Angela S.; Brown,Melissa; Fanta Ivanovic,Enrique; Garcia,Magaly Annabel Clavijo English, Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Disclosed

Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program : Executive summary (Arabic)

There is a policy measure that can simultaneously save millions of lives, reduce poverty, and increase countries’ domestic resources for financing development. ... See More +

Working Paper 119792 JAN 01, 2017

Irwin,Alexander; Marquez,Patricio V.; Jha,Prabhat K.; Peto, Richard; Moreno-Dodson,Blanca; Goodchild,Mark; Perucic,Anne-Marie; Zheng, Rose; Blecher,Evan; Bouw,Annerie; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Meyer,Moritz; Postolovska,Iryna; Sotomayor Noel,Renzo Efren; Ross,Hana; Hu,Teh-Wei; Lisulo,Angela S.; Brown,Melissa; Fanta Ivanovic,Enrique; Garcia,Magaly Annabel Clavijo English, Russian, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese Disclosed

International comparisons of Bulgaria’s health system performance : background paper (English)

Relative to other comparable income and health spending countries, Bulgaria has more physicians per capita. Bulgaria’s physician to population ratio increased from 2.5 in 1980 to 3.8 physicians per 1000 population in 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 100972 MAY 01, 2015

Postolovska,Iryna Disclosed

Bulgaria - Health financing RAS : final report on health financing diagnostic and review of envisaged reforms (English)

Health financing in Bulgaria is organized in a way that should, in theory, allow the system to deliver good performance. In particular, the national health insurance fund was set up to provide universal coverage, and the provider-payment system contains elements of international best practices. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS15242 MAY 01, 2015

Francis,Gabriel C. Disclosed

Toward universal coverage : Turkey's green card program for the poor (English)

This case study unravels Turkey's path to universal coverage. It outlines both the transformation of the health system and the performance of the 'Yesil Kart', the Green Card, program, a noncontributory health insurance scheme for the poor. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75012 JAN 01, 2013

Menon, Rekha; Mollahaliloglu, Salih; Postolovska, Iryna Disclosed

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Intertemporal Dynamics of Public Financing for Universal Health Coverage : Accounting for Fiscal Space Across Countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133115 Working Paper
Preventing, Detecting, and Deterring Fraud in Social Health Insurance Programs : Lessons from Selected Countries (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132559 Working Paper
An extended cost-effectiveness analysis of tobacco price increases in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125988
The health gains, financial risk protection benefits, and distributional impact of increased tobacco taxes in Armenia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123244 Journal Article
Estimating the distributional impact of increasing taxes on tobacco products in Armenia : results from an extended cost-effectiveness analysis (English)
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APR 14, 2017 114323 Working Paper
Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program : Executive summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 119792 Working Paper Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese
Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 119792 Working Paper
Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program : Executive summary (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2017 119792 Working Paper English, Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese
Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program : Executive summary (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2017 119792 Working Paper English, Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese
Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program : Executive summary (Japanese)
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JAN 01, 2017 119792 Working Paper English, Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish,
Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program : Executive summary (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2017 119792 Working Paper English, Russian, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese
International comparisons of Bulgaria’s health system performance : background paper (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 100972 Working Paper
Bulgaria - Health financing RAS : final report on health financing diagnostic and review of envisaged reforms (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2015 ACS15242 Working Paper
Toward universal coverage : Turkey's green card program for the poor (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 75012 Working Paper (Numbered Series)