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Getting better : improving health system outcomes in Europe and Central Asia (English)

Health is a major development challenge facing Europe and Central Asia (ECA) today. Living long and healthy lives matters as much as achieving ever-higher incomes. ... See More +

Publication 78683 JUN 10, 2013

Smith, Owen; Nguyen, Son Nam

Georgiaapos;s medical insurance program for the poor (English)

Georgia launched its Medical Insurance Program (MIP) for the poor in 2006. This program draws from general tax revenues to provide comprehensive, means-tested health insurance to the poorest 20 percent of the population as identified by a proxy means test. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74998 JAN 01, 2013

Smith, Owen

Getting better : improving health system outcomes in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This report is about how to improve health system outcomes in countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. Long-term historical trends indicate substantial room for improvement, especially when ECAapos;s health outcomes are compared to those of the Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom (EU-15). ... See More +

Other Health Study 78185 JAN 01, 2013

Smith, Owen; Nguyen, Son Nam

Learning from economic downturns : how to better assess, track, and mitigate the impact on the health sector (English)

Many countries around the world are moving toward universal health coverage, while navigating through periods of economic crisis. The impact of the economic downturn of 2008-09 on the health care sector has renewed efforts to make health systems more resilient during and after economic downturns. ... See More +

Publication 81593 JAN 01, 2013

Hou, Xiaohui; Velenyi, Edit V.; Yazbeck, Abdo S.; Lunes, Roberto F; Smith, Owen

Georgia programmatic poverty : Technical note 1 : Poverty and crisis impact (English)

This note analyzes the impact of the economic crisis in 2008 on poverty and well-being, government policies to mitigate the crisis, and possible future policies to better protect the poor and accelerate recovery. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 70584 JUN 28, 2010

Simler, Kenneth; Smith, Owen

Georgia programmatic poverty (Vol. 2) : Technical Note 2 : Out of pocket payments for health (English)

This note analyzes the impact of the economic crisis in 2008 on poverty and well-being, government policies to mitigate the crisis, and possible future policies to better protect the poor and accelerate recovery. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 70584 JUN 28, 2010

Simler, Kenneth; Smith, Owen

Public policy and the challenge of chronic noncommunicable diseases (Russian)

Since the early 1990s, the importance of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to global health has gained increased recognition. This report contains an agenda for action in response to the growing economic, social, and health problems posed by NCDs. ... See More +

Publication 40527 NOV 17, 2008

Adeyi, Olusoji; Smith, Owen; Robles, Sylvia English, Spanish

Public policy and the challenge of chronic noncommunicable diseases (English)

Since the early 1990s, the importance of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to global health has gained increased recognition. This report contains an agenda for action in response to the growing economic, social, and health problems posed by NCDs. ... See More +

Publication 40527 JAN 01, 2007

Adeyi, Olusoji; Smith, Owen; Robles, Sylvia Russian, Spanish

Public policy and the challenge of chronic noncommunicable diseases : Las politicas publicas y los retos de las enfermedades cronicas no transmisibles (Spanish)

Since the early 1990s, the importance of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to global health has gained increased recognition. This report contains an agenda for action in response to the growing economic, social, and health problems posed by NCDs. ... See More +

Publication 40527 JAN 01, 2007

Adeyi, Olusoji; Smith, Owen; Robles, Sylvia English, Russian