This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
While there is no one “best” financing strategy that applies in every context, this paper synthesizes theory and practice into principles that can be used to guide country progress in their health financing reforms. It also highlights the pitfalls to avoid on the path to UHC and draws lessons with particular focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The paper emphasizes the importance of increasing reliance on compulsory revenue sources raised through diverse mechanisms, reducing fragmentation in pooling arrangements and addressing inefficiencies through strategic purchasing and effective provider payment methods (PPMs). Policy makers can also get an understanding of how effective access and financial protection can be extended to the informal sector. Click here to access the resource.