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Utilization of Health Care and Burden of Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure in Zimbabwe : Results from a National Household Survey (English)

In the last decade, Zimbabwe has undertaken substantial changes and implemented new initiatives to improve health system performance and services delivery, including results-based financing in rural health facilities. ... See More +

Journal Article 134673 NOV 06, 2018

Zeng,Wu; Lannes,Laurence Elisabeth Marie-Paule; Mutasa,Ronald Upenyu Disclosed

Who Needs Big Health Sector Reforms Anyway? Seychelles’ Road to UHC Provides Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa and Island Nations (English)

The road to universal health coverage (UHC) needs not be driven by big reforms that include the initiation of health insurance, provider–funder separation, results-based financing, or other large health sector reforms advocated in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. ... See More +

Journal Article 134674 NOV 06, 2018

Workie,Netsanet Walelign; Shroff,Emelyn Helen; Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Nguyen,Son Nam; Karamagi, Humphrey Disclosed

From Stumbling Block to Enabler : The Role of Public Financial Management in Health Service Delivery in Tanzania and Zambia (English)

The way governments manage resources through the budget cycle has important implications for health policy and whether governments achieve societal objectives such as efficiency, equity, quality, and accountability. ... See More +

Journal Article 134675 NOV 06, 2018

Piatti-Fünfkirchen, Moritz; Schneider,Pia Helene Disclosed

Kenya National Hospital Insurance Fund Reforms : Implications and Lessons for Universal Health Coverage (English)

This article identifies and describes the reforms undertaken by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and examines their implications for Kenya’s quest to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). ... See More +

Journal Article 134676 NOV 06, 2018

Barasa, Edwine; Rogo,Khama Odera; Mwaura,Racheal Njeri; Chuma,Jane Disclosed

Myriad of Health Care Financing Reforms in Zambia : Have the Poor Benefited? (English)

Zambia has implemented a number of financing and organizational reforms since the 1990s aimed at increasing efficiency, enhancing equity, and improving health outcomes. ... See More +

Journal Article 134671 NOV 05, 2018

Chitah,Mukosha Bona; Chansa,Collins; Kaonga, Oliver; Workie,Netsanet Walelign Disclosed

Infrastructure disrupted : investing in the age of unknown unknowns (English)

A dynamic environment calls for flexible strategies. As investors in a traditionally stable asset class that is changing quickly, we need to develop in-house ‘innovation muscle’ to continuously evaluate the threats and opportunities presented by technology disruption. ... See More +

Journal Article 133117 NOV 01, 2018

Kats,Viktor; Bahl,Deepali Disclosed

Progressive Pathway to Universal Health Coverage in Tanzania : A Call for Preferential Resource Allocation Targeting the Poor (English)

Universal health coverage (UHC) can be a vehicle for improving equity, health outcomes, and financial well-being. After publication of the World Health Organization’s report in 2010, many countries declared their goal of achieving UHC. ... See More +

Journal Article 134677 OCT 31, 2018

Wang,Huihui; Juma,Mariam Ally; Rosemberg,Nicolas; Ulisubisya, Mpoki M. Disclosed

What Are Governments Spending on Health in East and Southern Africa? (English)

Progress toward universal health care (UHC) in Africa will require sustained increases in public spending on health and reduced reliance on out-of-pocket financing. ... See More +

Journal Article 134672 OCT 30, 2018

Piatti-Fünfkirchen, Moritz; Lindelow,Magnus; Yoo,Katelyn Jison Disclosed

Fresh Money for Health? The (False?) Promise of 'Innovative Financing' for Health in Malawi (English)

Since 2013, the government of Malawi has been pursuing a number of health reforms, which include plans to increase domestic financing for health through ‘innovative financing.’ ... See More +

Journal Article 134670 OCT 29, 2018

Chansa,Collins; Mwase, Takondwa; Matsebula,Thulani Clement; Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Revill, Paul; Makumba,John Bosco; Lindelow,Magnus Disclosed

Introduction to Special Issue on Health Financing in East and Southern Africa (English)

This special issue on health financing in East and Sothern Africa comes at an opportune time. Economic growth in the region is contributing to a changing lifestyle and an increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases, such as diabetes, which are costlier to treat. ... See More +

Journal Article 134678 SEP 24, 2018

Schneider,Pia Helene; Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Lindelow,Magnus Disclosed

Terrorism, geopolitics, and oil security : using remote sensing to estimate oil production of the Islamic State (English)

As the world’s most traded commodity, oil production is typically well monitored and analyzed. It also hasestablished links to geopolitics, international relations, and security. ... See More +

Journal Article 126638 APR 30, 2018

Do,Quy-Toan; Shapiro,Jacob N.; Elvidge,Christopher D.; Abdel Jelil,Mohamed; Ahn,Daniel P.; Baugh,Kimberly; Hansen-Lewis,Jamie Nicole; Zhizhin,Mikhail; Bazilian,Morgan Disclosed

Gender-transformative Bandebereho couples' intervention to promote male engagement in reproductive and maternal health and violence prevention in Rwanda : Findings from a randomized control trial (English)

Rigorous evidence of the effectiveness of male engagement interventions, particularly on how these interventions impact relationship power dynamics and women's decision-making, remains limited. ... See More +

Journal Article 130909 APR 04, 2018

Doyle,Kate; Levtov,Ruti G.; Barker,Gary; Bastian,Gautam Gustav; Bingenheimer,Jeffrey B.; Kazimbaya,Shamsi; Nzabonimpa,Anicet; Pulerwitz,Julie; Sayinzoga,Felix; Sharma,Vandana; Shattuck,Dominick Disclosed

World Bank Assisting the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Mainstream Climate Risk in Road Management (English)

Journal Article 133349 MAR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Export destinations and input prices (English)

This paper examines the relationship between the destination of exports and the input prices paid by firms, using detailed customs and firm-product-level data from Portugal. ... See More +

Journal Article 126636 FEB 01, 2018

Bastos,Paulo S. R.; Silva,Joana C. G.; Verhoogen,Eric Andrew Disclosed

As good as the networks they keep? : improving outcomes through weak ties in rural Uganda (English)

The authors examine an intervention randomized at the village level in which female farmers invited to a single training session were randomly paired with farmers whom they did not know and encouraged to share new agricultural information throughout the growing season for a recently adopted cash crop. ... See More +

Journal Article 125361 JAN 09, 2018

Vasilaky,Kathryn N.; Leonard,Kenneth L. Disclosed

Assessing fiscal space for health in the SDG era : a different story (English)

Initially defined for overall public purposes, the concept of fiscal space was subsequently developed and adapted for the health sector. In this context, it has been applied in research andpolicy in over 50 low- and middle-income countries over the past ten years. ... See More +

Journal Article 123243 JAN 01, 2018

Barroy,Helene; Kutzin,Joseph Douglas; Tandon,Ajay; Kurowski,Christoph; Lie,Geir Solve Sande; Borowitz,Michael Joseph; Sparkes,Susan; Elina,Dale Disclosed

Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context (English)

This paper uses Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves and related indexes to determine the optimal targeting strategy of a food voucher program for refugees. ... See More +

Journal Article 125237 JAN 01, 2018

Verme,Paolo; Gigliarano,Chiara Disclosed

Land ownership and technology adoption revisited : improved maize varieties in Ethiopia (English)

The lack of land ownership can discourage agricultural technology adoption, yet there is scarce evidence of the impact of land rental contracts on the adoption of improved crop varieties in developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 125344 JAN 01, 2018

Zeng,Di; Alwang,Jeffrey Roger; Norton,George; Jaleta,Moti; Shiferaw,Bekele Ambaye; Yirga,Chilot Disclosed

Well begun, but aiming higher : a review of Vietnam’s education trends in the past 20 years and emerging challenges (English)

Given its modest position as a lower-middle income country, Vietnam stands out from the rest of the world with its remarkable performance on standardized test scores, school enrollment, and completed years of schooling. ... See More +

Journal Article 126640 JAN 01, 2018

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Glewwe,Paul W. 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

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Utilization of Health Care and Burden of Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure in Zimbabwe : Results from a National Household Survey (English)
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NOV 06, 2018 134673 Journal Article
Who Needs Big Health Sector Reforms Anyway? Seychelles’ Road to UHC Provides Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa and Island Nations (English)
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NOV 06, 2018 134674 Journal Article
From Stumbling Block to Enabler : The Role of Public Financial Management in Health Service Delivery in Tanzania and Zambia (English)
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NOV 06, 2018 134675 Journal Article
Kenya National Hospital Insurance Fund Reforms : Implications and Lessons for Universal Health Coverage (English)
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NOV 06, 2018 134676 Journal Article
Myriad of Health Care Financing Reforms in Zambia : Have the Poor Benefited? (English)
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NOV 05, 2018 134671 Journal Article
Infrastructure disrupted : investing in the age of unknown unknowns (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 133117 Journal Article
Progressive Pathway to Universal Health Coverage in Tanzania : A Call for Preferential Resource Allocation Targeting the Poor (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 134677 Journal Article
What Are Governments Spending on Health in East and Southern Africa? (English)
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OCT 30, 2018 134672 Journal Article
Fresh Money for Health? The (False?) Promise of 'Innovative Financing' for Health in Malawi (English)
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OCT 29, 2018 134670 Journal Article
Introduction to Special Issue on Health Financing in East and Southern Africa (English)
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SEP 24, 2018 134678 Journal Article
Terrorism, geopolitics, and oil security : using remote sensing to estimate oil production of the Islamic State (English)
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APR 30, 2018 126638 Journal Article
Gender-transformative Bandebereho couples' intervention to promote male engagement in reproductive and maternal health and violence prevention in Rwanda : Findings from a randomized control trial (English)
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APR 04, 2018 130909 Journal Article
World Bank Assisting the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Mainstream Climate Risk in Road Management (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 133349 Journal Article
Export destinations and input prices (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 126636 Journal Article
As good as the networks they keep? : improving outcomes through weak ties in rural Uganda (English)
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JAN 09, 2018 125361 Journal Article
Assessing fiscal space for health in the SDG era : a different story (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123243 Journal Article
Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125237 Journal Article
Land ownership and technology adoption revisited : improved maize varieties in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125344 Journal Article
Well begun, but aiming higher : a review of Vietnam’s education trends in the past 20 years and emerging challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126640 Journal Article
The health gains, financial risk protection benefits, and distributional impact of increased tobacco taxes in Armenia (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2018 123244 Journal Article