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Government expenditure on health In Lao PDR : overall trends and findings from a healthcenter survey (English)

This policy note provides an overview of government health financing in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), with an added focus on health center financing. ... See More +

Working Paper 107280 MAY 01, 2016

Tandon,Ajay; Pambudi,Eko Setyo; Yap,Wei Aun; Chanthala,Phetdara Disclosed

Lao PDR health center workforce survey : findings from a nationally-representative health center and health center worker survey (English)

While on-track for child health and maternal health MDGs, Lao PDR continues to have some of the worst maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes, both globally and in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region. ... See More +

Working Paper 107282 MAY 01, 2016

Tandon,Ajay; Yap,Wei Aun; Chanthala,Phetdara Disclosed

Maternal and child health out-of-pocket expenditure and service readiness in Lao PDR : evidence for the national free maternal and child health policy from a household and health center survey (2013 update) (English)

Lao PDR has made notable progress in improving maternal health, with mater¬nal mortality decreasing from 1,600 per 100,000 births in 1990 to 220 in 2013.1 However, in order for further gains to be realized, at least two barriers need to be addressed – the low utilization of maternal health (MH) services and weak financial protection, especially among the lower wealth quintiles, in order to improve the level and equity of maternal health. ... See More +

Working Paper 107281 MAY 01, 2016

Tandon,Ajay; Yap,Wei Aun; Chanthala,Phetdara Disclosed

Malaysia economic monitor : towards a middle-class society (English)

Malaysia has in many ways become a success story in shared prosperity. Shared prosperity means that all households experience income growth, but growth is higher for those households at the bottom of the distribution, a pattern that leads to lower inequality. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 93237 DEC 01, 2014

Gil Sander, Frederico; Packard, Truman; Purnamasari, Ririn Salwa; Testaverde, Mauro; Wacker, Konstantin M.; Yap, Wei Aun; Yoong, Pui Shen Disclosed

Universal maternal health coverage? : assessing the readiness of public health facilities to provide maternal health care in Indonesia (English)

Over the period 2011-2013, Indonesia had universal maternal health coverage for its population. Facility-based deliveries, however, remain relatively low: only about 63 percent of all deliveries occurred at a health facility in Indonesia. ... See More +

Working Paper 90510 JUL 01, 2014

Kosen, Soewarta; Tarigan, Ingan; Usman, Yuslely; Suryati, Tati; Indriasih, Endang; Harimat; Muas, Idawati; Widyastuti, Retno; Luciana, Merry; Rosita, Tita; Hapsari, Dwi; Tandon, Ajay; Yap, Wei Aun; Pambudi, Eko; Marzoeki, Puti Disclosed

Supply-side readiness for universal health coverage : assessing the depth of coverage for non-communicable diseases in Indonesia (English)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for the largest share of the overall burden of disease in Indonesia. There are several challenges facing effective implementation of universal health coverage (UHC) in Indonesia, both from a health financing and a service delivery perspective. ... See More +

Working Paper 88523 JUN 01, 2014

Kosen, Soewarta; Tarigan, Ingan; Usman, Yuslely; Suryati, Tati; Indriasih, Endang; Harimat; Muas, Idawati; Widyastuti, Retno; Luciana, Merry; Rosita, Tita; Hapsari, Dwi; Tandon, Ajay; Yap, Wei Aun; Pambudi, Eko Disclosed

Reprioritizing government spending on health : pushing an elephant up the stairs? (English)

Countries vary widely with respect to the share of government spending on health, a metric that can serve as a proxy for the extent to which health is prioritized by governments. ... See More +

Working Paper 85773 JAN 01, 2014

Tandon, Ajay; Fleisher, Lisa; Li, Rong; Yap, Wei Aun Disclosed