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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

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.

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

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

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

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

Moldova - Health Transformation Operation Project (English)

The objective of the Health Transformation Operation Project for Moldova is to contribute to reducing key risks for non-communicable diseases and improving efficiency of health services in Moldova. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 84793 APR 30, 2014

Moldova - Health Transformation Project (English)

Program Information Document PID3849 APR 14, 2014

Croatia - Improving Quality and Efficiency of Health Services Project (English)

The development objective of the Improving Quality and Efficiency of Health Services Project for Croatia is to improve the quality of health care and efficiency of health services in Croatia. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 83881 APR 10, 2014

Kosovo - Health Project (English)

The development objective of the Health Project for Kosovo is to contribute to improving financial protection from health spending for the poor and quality of care for priority maternal and child health (MCH) and non-communicable disease (NCD) services. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 82682 APR 10, 2014

Moldova - Health Transformation Project : Environmental assessment (English)

The development objective of the Programme for Results Health Transformation Operation for Moldova is to contribute to reducing key risks for non-communicable diseases and enhancing efficiency of health services in Moldova. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4490 MAR 20, 2014

Chad - Competitiveness and Value Chains Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de Gestion Environnementale et Sociale (CGES) (French)

The development objective of the Project to Support Competitiveness and Value Chains (PACCV) is to contribute to improving the business and marketing environment in at least one agribusiness sector in Chad. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4483 MAR 18, 2014

Serbia - Second Health Project (English)

The objective of the Second Health Project is to contribute to improving the efficiency and quality of the public health system of the Republic of Serbia through the strengthening of: (i) health financing, purchasing, and maintenance systems; and (ii) quality improvement systems and management of selected priority non-communicable diseases. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 81924 JAN 30, 2014

Morocco - Health Sector Support Program for Results Project (English)

Program Information Document PID3464 JAN 25, 2014

Croatia - Health System Quality and Efficiency Improvement Project (English)

Program Information Document PID3139 JAN 07, 2014

Universal health coverage and the challenge of informal employment : lessons from developing countries (English)

The aim of the report is to review existing approaches and available policy options to improve access to health care services and financial protection against health shocks for informal-sector workers (ISWs). ... See More +

Working Paper 87077 JAN 01, 2014

Bitran, Ricardo

Peru - Health financing profile (English)

In the past decade, Peru has shown great success in lowering child mortality and has reached near-universal coverage of immunizations (93 percent) and prenatal care (95 percent of women have at least one prenatal visit). ... See More +

Brief 88346 JAN 01, 2014

Class, Deena; Cavagnero, Eleonora; Rajkumar, Sunil; Ferl, Katharina

Mexico - Health Financing Profile (English)

Mexico is one of the largest countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region with a population of 113 million. GDP per capita is high by regional standards at over US$10,000. ... See More +

Brief 89376 JAN 01, 2014

Class, Deena; Rajkumar, A. Sunil; Cavagnero, Eleonora

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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
Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options (English)
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JUN 20, 2014 89066 Publication
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
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
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
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
Moldova - Health Transformation Operation Project (English)
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APR 30, 2014 84793 Project Appraisal Document
Moldova - Health Transformation Project (English)
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APR 14, 2014 PID3849 Program Information Document
Croatia - Improving Quality and Efficiency of Health Services Project (English)
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APR 10, 2014 83881 Project Appraisal Document
Kosovo - Health Project (English)
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APR 10, 2014 82682 Project Appraisal Document
Moldova - Health Transformation Project : Environmental assessment (English)
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MAR 20, 2014 E4490 Environmental Assessment
Chad - Competitiveness and Value Chains Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de Gestion Environnementale et Sociale (CGES) (French)
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MAR 18, 2014 E4483 Environmental Assessment
Serbia - Second Health Project (English)
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JAN 30, 2014 81924 Project Appraisal Document
Morocco - Health Sector Support Program for Results Project (English)
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JAN 25, 2014 PID3464 Program Information Document
Croatia - Health System Quality and Efficiency Improvement Project (English)
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JAN 07, 2014 PID3139 Program Information Document
Universal health coverage and the challenge of informal employment : lessons from developing countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 87077 Working Paper
Peru - Health financing profile (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 88346 Brief
Mexico - Health Financing Profile (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89376 Brief