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Analysis Examines Subnational Health Spending, Implications For Donors

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Most Money for Health Is Subnational, But What Will Donors Do About It?
Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, and Yuna Sakuma, research assistant at CGD, examine subnational health spending and “whether allocations of public money to subnational jurisdictions are done according to need, whether they create incentives for better performance or more spending on health, and whether they generate accountability for spending and results. The results of our analysis inform the consultation draft of ‘Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers for Health: Overview Framework and Lessons Learned’ (comments welcome by December 15), which intends to trigger a rethink on how governments and donors engage to achieve health goals…” (11/12).

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