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Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : lessons from Japan (English)

In 2011, Japan celebrated the 50th anniversary of its own achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). On this occasion, the government of Japan and the World Bank conceived the idea of undertaking a multi-country study to respond to this growing demand by sharing rich and varied country experiences from countries at different stages of adopting and implementing UHC strategies, including Japan itself. ... See More +

Publication 91163 SEP 25, 2014

Ikegami, Naoki

Thailand - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Thailand, an upper-middle-income country with a population of 69.5 million in 2012, achieved its health-related Millennium Development Goals by the early 2000s. ... See More +

Working Paper 91220 SEP 01, 2014

Patcharanarumol, Walaiporn; Tangcharoensathien, Viroj; Wibulpolprasert, Suwit; Suthiwisesak, Peerapol

Brazil - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Over the last 20 years, Brazil has seen profound economic, political, and demographic changes. After a period of military dictatorship (from 1964 to 1985), political and economic stability was achieved in the mid-1990s. ... See More +

Working Paper 91214 SEP 01, 2014

Lindelow, Magnus; Araujo, Edson C.

Vietnam - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Vietnam is regarded as a development success story. Political and economic reforms (“Doi Moi”) launched at the end of the 1980s have transformed the country from one of the poorest in the world to a lower middle-income country in a quarter century, with per capita income of $1,130 (World Bank, 2013). ... See More +

Working Paper 91222 SEP 01, 2014

Barroy, Helene; Jarawan, Eva; Bales, Sarah

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report for Ghana (English)

Ghana is a country in West Africa with a population of about 25 million. The country is a stable democracy and achieved lower middle-income status in 2011 with a per capita gross national income (GNI) of $1,410. ... See More +

Working Paper 91299 SEP 01, 2014

Otoo, Nathaniel; Awittor, Evelyn; Marquez, Patricio; Saleh, Karima

Peru - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Peru is an upper middle-income country that has experienced fast economic growth (average of 6.9 percent per year from 2004 to 2013, according World Developing Indicators, WDI) combined with a reduction in poverty and inequality over the past decade. ... See More +

Working Paper 91218 SEP 01, 2014

Vermeersch, Christel; Medici, Andre C.; Narvaez, Rory

France - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Situated in Western Europe, France is a high-income country with a gross national income (GNI) above $40,000 per capita. While the overall picture of health status is good, France contains apparent contradictions. ... See More +

Working Paper 91216 AUG 01, 2014

Barroy, Helene; Or, Zeynep; Kumar, Ankit

Indonesia - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Indonesia, a low-middle income country of around 242 million people, has made impressive gains in health over the past few decades, notably in increased life expectancy and reduced infant and child mortality rates. ... See More +

Working Paper 91217 AUG 01, 2014

Marzoeki, Puti; Tandon, Ajay; Bi, Xiaolu; Pambudi, Eko Setyo

Vietnam - Learning from smart reforms on the road to universal health coverage (English)

Universal Health Coverage is a powerful framework for a nation aiming to protect their population against health risks. However, countries face multiple challenges in implementing, achieving and sustaining UHC strategies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91327 AUG 01, 2014

Barroy, Helene; Jarawan, Eva; Bales, Sarah

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (English)

The goals of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) are to ensure that all people can access quality health services, to safeguard all people from public health risks, and to protect all people from impoverishment due to illness, whether from out-of-pocket payments for health care or loss of income when a household member falls sick. ... See More +

Publication 88862 JUN 25, 2014

Maeda, Akiko; Cashin, Cheryl; Harris, Joseph; Ikegami, Naoki; Reich, Michael Japanese

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

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

Analyzing markets for health workers : insights from labor and health economics (English)

The aim of this publication is to examine how labor and health economics can be used to analyze and better understand the role and functions of health worker labor markets. ... See More +

Publication 88889 JUN 12, 2014

McPake, Barbara; Scott, Anthony; Edoka, Ijeoma

Encouraging health insurance for the informal sector : a cluster randomized trial : Encouraging health insurance for the informal sector : a cluster randomized trial (English)

Subsidized voluntary enrollment in government-run health insurance schemes is often proposed as a way of increasing coverage among informal sector workers and their families. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6910 JUN 01, 2014

Wagstaff, Adam; Nguyen, Ha Thi Hong; Dao, Huyen; Balesd, Sarah

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

Sustaining universal health coverage in France : a perpetual challenge (English)

While universal health coverage (UHC) offers a powerful goal for a nation, all countries-irrespective of income are struggling with achieving or sustaining UHC. ... See More +

Working Paper 91323 JUN 01, 2014

Barroy, Helene; Or, Zeynep; Kumar, Ankit; Bernstein, David

What a difference a state makes : health reform in Andhra Pradesh (English)

In the mid-2000s, India began rolling out large-scale, publicly-financed health insurance schemes mostly targeting the poor. This paper describes and analyzes Andhra Pradesh's Aarogyasri scheme, which covers against the costs of around 900 high-cost procedures delivered in secondary and tertiary hospitals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6883 MAY 01, 2014

Bergkvist, Sofi; Wagstaff, Adam; Katyal, Anuradha; Singh, Prabal V.; Samarth, Amit; Rao, Mala

The impact of a pay-for-performance scheme on prescription quality in rural China : an impact evaluation (English)

In China, health care providers have traditionally been paid fee-for-service and overprescribing and high out-of-pocket spending are common. In this study, township health centers in two counties were assigned almost randomly to two groups: in one, fee-for-service was replaced by a global capitated budget; in the other, by a mix of global capitated budget and pay-for-performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6892 MAY 01, 2014

Sun, Xiaojie; Liu, Xiaoyun; Sun, Qiang; Yip, Winnie; Wagstaff, Adam; Meng, Qingyue

Effects of interventions to raise voluntary enrollment in a social health insurance scheme : a cluster randomized trial (English)

A cluster randomized controlled trial was undertaken, testing two sets of interventions to encourage enrollment in the Philippines' Individual Payer Program. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6893 MAY 01, 2014

Capuno, Joseph J.; Kraft, Aleli D.; Quimbo, Stella; Tan, Jr. Carlos R.; Wagstaff, Adam

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Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : lessons from Japan (English)
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SEP 25, 2014 91163 Publication
Thailand - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91220 Working Paper
Brazil - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91214 Working Paper
Vietnam - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91222 Working Paper
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report for Ghana (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91299 Working Paper
Peru - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91218 Working Paper
France - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 91216 Working Paper
Indonesia - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 91217 Working Paper
Vietnam - Learning from smart reforms on the road to universal health coverage (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 91327 Working Paper
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 88862 Publication Japanese
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
Analyzing markets for health workers : insights from labor and health economics (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88889 Publication
Encouraging health insurance for the informal sector : a cluster randomized trial : Encouraging health insurance for the informal sector : a cluster randomized trial (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6910 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
Sustaining universal health coverage in France : a perpetual challenge (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 91323 Working Paper
Croatia - Improving Quality and Efficiency of Health Services Program-for-Results Project : chair summary (English)
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MAY 08, 2014 87983 Board Summary
What a difference a state makes : health reform in Andhra Pradesh (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6883 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of a pay-for-performance scheme on prescription quality in rural China : an impact evaluation (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6892 Policy Research Working Paper
Effects of interventions to raise voluntary enrollment in a social health insurance scheme : a cluster randomized trial (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6893 Policy Research Working Paper