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South Asia - Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in South Asia : Implementing Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding - India, Nepal, and Bangladesh Challenges and Opportunities (English)

This report documents the challenges and opportunities for implementing the baby-friendly hospital initiative (BFHI) and ten steps to successful breastfeeding (hereinafter called the ten steps) in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. ... See More +

Report AUS0001178 OCT 01, 2019

Disclosed

Assessing HIV, TB, malaria and childhood immunization supply-side readiness in Indonesia (English)

The Indonesian health sector is currently experiencing a financing transition that will have a profound impact on the country's efforts to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) and national health goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 128726 FEB 01, 2018

Magnani,Robert Joseph; Harimurti,Pandu; Pambudi,Eko Setyo; Samudra,Rachmat Reksa; Munira,Syarifah Liza Disclosed

How labor laws can transform health systems the case of Saudi Arabia (English)

In 1999, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enacted a law that compels private employers to covernon-Saudi employees with health insurance. In the 16 years that followed, the health sector inthe Kingdom has seen a dramatic shift in how services are provided and paid for, and the changecontinues at an accelerated speed. ... See More +

Journal Article 113002 JAN 31, 2017

Al-Mazrou,Yagoub; Al-Ghaith,Taghreed; Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Rabie,Tamer Samah Disclosed

Hospital contracting reforms : the Lebanese Ministry of public health experience (English)

Since 2009 the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Lebanon has been going through a major reforminitiative to improve its contracting system with private and public hospitals. ... See More +

Journal Article 113000 JAN 31, 2017

Khalife,Jade; Rafeh,Nadwa; Makouk,Jihad; El-Jardali,Fadi; Ekman,Bjorn Olof; Kronfol,Hania; Hamadeh,Ghassan; Ammar,Walid Disclosed

Yemen, Republic of - Safe Motherhood Voucher Program Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14749 MAY 11, 2015

Disclosed

Scaling up HIV treatment for MSM in Bangkok : what does it take? – a modelling and costing study (English)

The HIV epidemic amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangkok is substantial. The population size of MSM in Bangkok is 120,000-250,000, with approximately one-third (33.5 percent) considered high-risk, characterized by their young age, multiple partnerships, frequent unprotected anal intercourse, and sexual activities around MSM hotspots. ... See More +

Working Paper 96523 MAY 01, 2015

Zhang, Lei; Phanuphak, Nittaya; Henderson, Klara; Nonenoy, Siriporn; Srikaew, Sasiwan; Shattock, Andrew J; Kerr, Cliff C; Omune, Brenda; van Griensven, Frits; Osornprasop,Sutayut; Oelrichs,Robert; Ananworanich, Jintanat; Wilson, David P 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

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

Who benefits from government health spending and why? a global assessment (English)

This paper uses a common household survey instrument and a common set of imputation assumptions to estimate the pro-poorness of government health expenditure across 69 countries at all levels of income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7044 SEP 01, 2014

Wagstaff, Adam; Bilger, Marcel; Buisman, Leander R.; Bredenkamp, Caryn Disclosed

Health care in Sri Lanka : what can the private health sector offer? (English)

This review represents an attempt to bridge the significant knowledge gaps on the private health sector in Sri Lanka, and foster a dialogue on opportunities for collaboration between the government and the private sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 89954 JUN 01, 2014

Govindaraj, Ramesh; Navaratne, Kumari; Cavagnero, Eleonora; Seshadri, Shreelata Rao Disclosed

Health sector efficiency in Kenya : implications for fiscal space (English)

The health system in Kenya is currently going through a major transition with the implementation of the new constitution. The responsibility to deliver essential health services has been devolved to the 47 counties while the national government is responsible for policy making and operating the national referral hospitals. ... See More +

Working Paper 91862 OCT 01, 2013

Kioko, Urbanus M. Disclosed

The role of the private sector in expanding health access to the base of the pyramid (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 114499 JAN 01, 2013

Disclosed

The impacts of public hospital autonomization : evidence from a quasi-natural experiment (English)

This paper exploits the staggered rollout of Vietnam’s hospital autonomization policy to estimate its impacts on several key health sector outcomes including hospital efficiency, use of hospital care, and out-of-pocket spending. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6137 JUL 01, 2012

Wagstaff, Adam; Bales, Sarah Disclosed

White elephants are not an endangered species PPP transaction advisory services in the health sector (English)

Health is the fastest-growing segment of International Finance Corporation (IFC's) public-Private Partnership (PPP) transaction advisory services business, with 20 completed transactions, a strong pipeline of active and potential projects, and new requests from client governments every week. ... See More +

Brief 72933 MAY 01, 2012

Taylor, Robert Disclosed

Hospital performance in Brazil : the search for excellence (English)

This book combines a comprehensive overview of the Brazilian hospital sector with in-depth analyses of the key elements of interest in promoting and ensuring excellence in hospital performance. ... See More +

Other Health Study 44833 MAY 23, 2008

La Forgia, Gerard M.; Couttolenc, Bernard F.; Disclosed

Yemen - Queen of Sheba Safe Motherhood Program Project (English)

The objectives of the Queen of Sheba Safe Motherhood Program Project in Yemen are: 1) to provide quality maternal care to eligible women in targeted districts in Sana's; and 2) to design and implement a model of care that provides key lessons and serves a demonstration effect of use of innovative models of care that integrate Yemeni public policy on maternal and child care and private health provision in Yemen. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 49297 JUN 20, 2007

Disclosed

Hospital governance in Latin America : results from a four nation survey (English)

The objective of this research was to identify types of hospital governance in Latin America and to examine whether and how these governance types are associated with hospital performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 39914 APR 01, 2007

Bogue, Richard J.; Hall, Claude H.; LA Forgia, Gerard M. Disclosed

Trade in health services in the ASEAN region (English)

Promoting quality health services to large population segments is a key ingredient to human and economic development. At its core, healthcare policymaking involves complex tradeoffs between promoting equitable and affordable access to a basic set of health services, creating incentives for efficiencies in the healthcare system, and managing constraints in government budgets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4147 MAR 01, 2007

Arunanondchai, Jutamas; Fink, Carsten Disclosed

The Indonesia private health sector: Opportunities for reform an analysis of obstacles and constraints to growth (English)

The Indonesian health care system is inadequate to meet the needs of the country's population. Unless major changes can be effected and more emphasis is given to private healthcare, the adequacy of the system will continue to decline and the hard won gains in health status of the last three decades will be jeopardized. ... See More +

Working Paper 34230 AUG 01, 2002

Marzolf, James R. Disclosed

Public hospitals : options for reform through private-public partnerships (English)

As governments struggle with rising health care costs, public-private partnerships in constructing and managing public hospitals can provide innovative ways to control costs and improve service. ... See More +

Viewpoint 23943 JAN 31, 2002

Taylor, Rob; Blair, Simon Disclosed

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South Asia - Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in South Asia : Implementing Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding - India, Nepal, and Bangladesh Challenges and Opportunities (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 AUS0001178 Report
Assessing HIV, TB, malaria and childhood immunization supply-side readiness in Indonesia (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 128726 Working Paper
How labor laws can transform health systems the case of Saudi Arabia (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 113002 Journal Article
Hospital contracting reforms : the Lebanese Ministry of public health experience (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 113000 Journal Article
Yemen, Republic of - Safe Motherhood Voucher Program Project (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 ICRR14749 Implementation Completion Report Review
Scaling up HIV treatment for MSM in Bangkok : what does it take? – a modelling and costing study (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96523 Working Paper
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
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
Who benefits from government health spending and why? a global assessment (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7044 Policy Research Working Paper
Health care in Sri Lanka : what can the private health sector offer? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89954 Working Paper
Health sector efficiency in Kenya : implications for fiscal space (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 91862 Working Paper
The role of the private sector in expanding health access to the base of the pyramid (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 114499 Working Paper
The impacts of public hospital autonomization : evidence from a quasi-natural experiment (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6137 Policy Research Working Paper
White elephants are not an endangered species PPP transaction advisory services in the health sector (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 72933 Brief
Hospital performance in Brazil : the search for excellence (English)
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MAY 23, 2008 44833 Other Health Study
Yemen - Queen of Sheba Safe Motherhood Program Project (English)
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JUN 20, 2007 49297 Project Appraisal Document
Hospital governance in Latin America : results from a four nation survey (English)
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APR 01, 2007 39914 Working Paper
Trade in health services in the ASEAN region (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 WPS4147 Policy Research Working Paper
The Indonesia private health sector: Opportunities for reform an analysis of obstacles and constraints to growth (English)
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AUG 01, 2002 34230 Working Paper
Public hospitals : options for reform through private-public partnerships (English)
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JAN 31, 2002 23943 Viewpoint