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Proliferation and fragmentation: Transactions costs and the value of aid
Abstract The problem of the proliferation of the number of aid donors and aid channels continues to worsen. It is widely and plausibly believed that this significantly reduces the value of aid by… Expand
Making Choices in Health: WHO Guide to Cost Effectiveness Analysis
Part One: METHODS FOR GENERALIZED COST-EFFECTIVENESS -- Ch. 1. What is generalized cost-effectiveness analysis? -- Ch. 2. Undertaking a study using GCEA -- Ch. 3. Estimating costs -- Ch. 4.… Expand
Development of WHO guidelines on generalized cost-effectiveness analysis.
The proposed framework allows the identification of current allocative inefficiencies as well as opportunities presented by new interventions to provide general information on the relative costs and health benefits of different interventions in the absence of various highly local decision constraints. Expand
Understanding DALYs (disability-adjusted life years).
The measurement unit disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), used in recent years to quantify the burden of diseases, injuries and risk factors on human populations, is grounded on cogent economic… Expand
The Impact of Health Insurance Schemes for the Informal Sector in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review
This paper summarizes the literature on the impact of state subsidized or social health insurance schemes that have been offered, mostly on a voluntary basis, to the informal sector in low- and… Expand
Inequities in Access to Health Services in India: Caste, Class and Region
Despite India’s impressive economic performance after the introduction of economic reforms in the 1990s, progress in advancing the health status of Indians has been slow and uneven. Large inequities… Expand
Constraints to Implementing the Essential Health Package in Malawi
The degree to which the Essential Health Package (EHP) in Malawi was available to its population and what health system constraints impeded its full implementation is assessed. Expand
Impact of national health insurance for the poor and the informal sector in low- andmiddle-income countries: a systematic review.
Impact of national health insurance for the poor and the informal sector in lowand middle-income countries 5 Abstract What do we want to know? Moving away from out-of-pocket (OOP) payments for… Expand
Beyond Comparative Anecdotalism: Lessons on Civil Society and Participation from Sao Paulo, Brazil
Summary. — Detailed fieldwork in Sao Paulo, Brazil, shows that the conventional understanding of civil society and citizen participation is flawed in two major ways. The dominant focus on the… Expand
Global health goals: lessons from the worldwide effort to eradicate poliomyelitis
Assessment of the politics, production, financing, and economics of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has suggested six lessons that might be pertinent to the pursuit of other global health goals. Expand