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Mongolia - E-Health Project : P131290 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19803 DEC 15, 2015

Somanathan,Aparnaa

Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (English)

The population in East Asia and Pacific is aging rapidly, raising concerns about the implications for the region’s economic future. This report aims to crystallize what is known about the rapidly changing and diverse demographics of East Asian and Pacific countries. ... See More +

Publication 102126 DEC 10, 2015

O'Keefe,Philip B.; Umapathi,Nithin; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Palacios,Robert J.; Giles,John T.; Flochel,Thomas; Van Doorn,Ralph; Pradelli,Juan; Huang,Yang; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Sen,Shonali; Velamuri,Malathi; Hasegawa,Naoko; Ozden,Caglar; Testaverde,Mauro; Tong, Minna Han; Hu,Yuqing; Nakayama,Risa; Beath,Andrew; Ikeda,Yukiyo Chinese Disclosed

Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (Chinese)

The population in East Asia and Pacific is aging rapidly, raising concerns about the implications for the region’s economic future. This report aims to crystallize what is known about the rapidly changing and diverse demographics of East Asian and Pacific countries. ... See More +

Publication 102126 DEC 01, 2015

O'Keefe,Philip B.; Umapathi,Nithin; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Palacios,Robert J.; Giles,John T.; Flochel,Thomas; Van Doorn,Ralph; Pradelli,Juan; Huang,Yang; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Sen,Shonali; Velamuri,Malathi; Hasegawa,Naoko; Ozden,Caglar; Testaverde,Mauro; Tong, Minna Han; Hu,Yuqing; Nakayama,Risa; Beath,Andrew; Ikeda,Yukiyo Disclosed

A snapshot of health equity in Papua New Guinea : an analysis of the 2010 household income and expenditure survey (English)

This paper highlights challenges that the government of Papua New Guinea faces in delivering equitable health care. It analyses findings from the 2010 household survey, including sickness reporting, health service utilization and out of pocket expenditure, concluding that the poorest quintile is most vulnerable to illness, yet has the lowest utilization rates of healthcare facilities. ... See More +

Working Paper 99895 JUN 01, 2015

Irava, Wayne; Barker,Katie; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Hou,Xiaohui Disclosed

A snapshot of health equity in Papua New Guinea : an analysis of the 2010 household income and expenditure survey (English)

In Papua New Guinea the poorest quintile is most vulnerable to illness, yet has the lowest utilization rates of healthcare facilities. When looking at age groups the elderly (> 55) are the most vulnerable to illness and the least likely to seek treatment. ... See More +

Brief 96547 MAY 01, 2015

Irava, Wayne; Barker,Katie; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Hou,Xiaohui Disclosed

Adjusting to a changing world (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific economic update, the regional economic landscape has been dominated by two key developments in the global economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 95722 APR 01, 2015

Ahsan,Ahmad; Bredenkamp,Caryn; Dewina,Reno; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Hirano,Yumeka; O'Keefe,Philip B.; Ollero,Antonio M.; Pambudi,Eko Setyo; Smits,Karlis; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Spatafora,Nikola L.; Tandon,Ajay; Umapathi,Nithin; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Zhao,Luan; Sun,Yan Disclosed

Assessment of systems for paying health care providers in Mongolia : implications for equity, efficiency and universal health coverage (Mongolian)

Achieving access to basic health services for the entire population without risk of financial hardship or impoverishment from out-of-pocket expenditures (‘universal health coverage’ or UHC) is a challenge that continues to confront most low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 98790 JAN 01, 2015

Cashin,Cheryl; Somanathan,Aparnaa English Disclosed

Assessment of systems for paying health care providers in Mongolia : implications for equity, efficiency and universal health coverage (English)

Achieving access to basic health services for the entire population without risk of financial hardship or impoverishment from out-of-pocket expenditures (‘universal health coverage’ or UHC) is a challenge that continues to confront most low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 98790 JAN 01, 2015

Cashin,Cheryl; Somanathan,Aparnaa Mongolian Disclosed

Can social health insurance be successfully introduced and expanded in Papua New Guinea? (English)

Cross-country comparisons have identified several enabling conditions required to ensure the sustainability of payroll tax-based systems. These are: (i) a large formal labour market; (ii) a growing economy; (iii) an administrative capacity for collection; and (iv) good regulatory and oversight structures. ... See More +

Brief 92699 JAN 01, 2015

Hou, Xiaohui; Somanathan, Aparnaa Disclosed

Assessment of health financing options : Papua New Guinea (English)

This report examines three broad health financing options in PNG: (i) increasing the level of general revenue spending; (ii) introducing contributory, insurance-based health financing arrangements; and (iii) mobilizing additional resources through efficiency savings in the sector. ... See More +

Brief 92720 JAN 01, 2015

Hou, Xiaohui; Somanathan, Aparnaa Disclosed

Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options (English)

To address the growth in resultant out-of-pocket (OOP) payments and associated problems of financial barriers to access, the government issued several policies aimed at expanding coverage throughout the 1990s and 2000s, particularly for the poor and other vulnerable groups. ... See More +

Publication 89066 JUN 20, 2014

Somanathan, Aparnaa; Tandon, Ajay; Dao, Huong Lan; Hurt, Kari L.; Fuenzalida-Puelma, Hernan L. Vietnamese Disclosed

Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options : Tien toi bao phu Bao hiem y te toan dan o Viet Nam : danh gia va giai phap (Vietnamese)

To address the growth in resultant out-of-pocket (OOP) payments and associated problems of financial barriers to access, the government issued several policies aimed at expanding coverage throughout the 1990s and 2000s, particularly for the poor and other vulnerable groups. ... See More +

Publication 89066 JUN 20, 2014

Somanathan, Aparnaa; Tandon, Ajay; Dao, Huong Lan; Hurt, Kari L.; Fuenzalida-Puelma, Hernan L. English Disclosed

Navigating turbulent waters : addressing looming policy challenges for revived growth and improved living standards (English)

Papua New Guinea's (PNGs) economy has slowed from the very strong growth rates of recent years, as construction of the PNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility nears completion and export prices weaken, weighing on domestic activity. ... See More +

Brief 83242 DEC 04, 2013

Bulman, Tim; Suri, Vivek; Bailey, Laura; Shetty, Sudhir; Adelman, Melissa; Cairns, Alan; Gibson, John; Knight, David; Irava, Wayne; Narimatsu, Junko; Sharma, Manohar; Somanathan, Aparnaa; Sur, Mona Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific economic update, October 2013 : rebuilding policy buffers, reinvigorating growth (English)

Global growth momentum accelerated during the second and third quarters of 2013, while many downside risks lingered in the background. Strengthening of global growth momentum will help developing East Asia maintain a growth rate in excess of 7 percent, retaining its status as the global growth leader. ... See More +

Publication 81681 OCT 07, 2013

Ollero, Antonio; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine; Mishra, Deepak; Spatafora, Nikola; Rocha, Roberto; Smits, Karlis; Wang, Jun; Mohapatra, Sanket; Packard, Truman; Nguyen, Trang Van; O'Keefe, Philip; Umapathi, Nithin; Somanathan, Aparnaa Disclosed

Vietnam - Integrating the poor into universal health coverage in Vietnam (English)

This case study is aimed at providing a descriptive assessment of the key features of Vietnam's Social Health Insurance (SHI), focusing on the impediments to integrating the poor into universal coverage. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74945 JAN 01, 2013

Somanathan, Aparnaa; Dao, Huong Lan; Tien, Tran Van Disclosed

Papua New Guinea (PNG) health workforce crisis : a call to action (English)

This report documents for the first time in over a decade the current stock of the publicly financed health workforce in PNG and their characteristics and deployment across the country by type of health facility and health cadre. ... See More +

Working Paper 74911 NOV 29, 2012

Morris,Ian P.; Somanathan,Aparnaa Disclosed

Demand-side financing for sexual and reproductive health services in low and middle-income countries : a review of the evidence (English)

Demand-side financing approaches have been introduced in a number of low and middle-income countries, with a particular emphasis on sexual and reproductive health. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6213 OCT 01, 2012

Witter, Sophie; Somanathan, Aparnaa Disclosed

Mongolia - Health equity and financial protection report (English)

The health equity and financial protection reports are short country-specific volumes that provide a picture of equity and financial protection in the health sectors of low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 72450 JUL 23, 2012

Bredenkamp,Caryn; Buisman,Leander Robert; Prencipe,Leah Marie; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Tsilaajav, Tsolmon; Wagstaff,Adam Disclosed

Financing health care in East Asia and the Pacific : best practices and remaining challenges (English)

This is an exciting time in East Asia and the Pacific region. No region will appear to be moving so rapidly. In this dynamic environment, many countries in the region have been approaching the World Bank requesting technical assistance and knowledge about health financing best practices and options. ... See More +

Publication 63260 JUN 16, 2011

Langenbrunner, John C.; Somanathan, Aparnaa Disclosed

Samoa Health Sector Management Program Support Project (English)

Over the past several decades the health status of Samoa's population has improved significantly, largely through the provision of basic health services. ... See More +

Brief 93394 SEP 06, 2010

Somanathan, Aparnaa Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Mongolia - E-Health Project : P131290 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 ISR19803 Implementation Status and Results Report
Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (English)
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DEC 10, 2015 102126 Publication Chinese
Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (Chinese)
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DEC 01, 2015 102126 Publication
A snapshot of health equity in Papua New Guinea : an analysis of the 2010 household income and expenditure survey (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99895 Working Paper
A snapshot of health equity in Papua New Guinea : an analysis of the 2010 household income and expenditure survey (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96547 Brief
Adjusting to a changing world (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95722 Working Paper
Assessment of systems for paying health care providers in Mongolia : implications for equity, efficiency and universal health coverage (Mongolian)
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JAN 01, 2015 98790 Working Paper English
Assessment of systems for paying health care providers in Mongolia : implications for equity, efficiency and universal health coverage (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 98790 Working Paper Mongolian
Can social health insurance be successfully introduced and expanded in Papua New Guinea? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92699 Brief
Assessment of health financing options : Papua New Guinea (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92720 Brief
Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options (English)
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JUN 20, 2014 89066 Publication Vietnamese
Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options : Tien toi bao phu Bao hiem y te toan dan o Viet Nam : danh gia va giai phap (Vietnamese)
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JUN 20, 2014 89066 Publication English
Navigating turbulent waters : addressing looming policy challenges for revived growth and improved living standards (English)
See More +
DEC 04, 2013 83242 Brief
East Asia and Pacific economic update, October 2013 : rebuilding policy buffers, reinvigorating growth (English)
See More +
OCT 07, 2013 81681 Publication
Vietnam - Integrating the poor into universal health coverage in Vietnam (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 74945 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Papua New Guinea (PNG) health workforce crisis : a call to action (English)
See More +
NOV 29, 2012 74911 Working Paper
Demand-side financing for sexual and reproductive health services in low and middle-income countries : a review of the evidence (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2012 WPS6213 Policy Research Working Paper
Mongolia - Health equity and financial protection report (English)
See More +
JUL 23, 2012 72450 Working Paper
Financing health care in East Asia and the Pacific : best practices and remaining challenges (English)
See More +
JUN 16, 2011 63260 Publication
Samoa Health Sector Management Program Support Project (English)
See More +
SEP 06, 2010 93394 Brief