This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
This Process Guide lays out a sequenced set of analytics and actions to support reorienting budgetary arrangements to facilitate the ability of national governments to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering therapeutics, diagnostics, and vaccine services to their populations. It discusses the critical issue of identifying what needs to be financed—both in the immediate and medium terms—to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and to lay the critical foundations for health and related systems that can be better prepared for and adaptive to emerging threats. It also outlines how countries can use fiscal instruments to enable sustainable financing and budgets to support effective implementation of COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccine services. The Guide assesses possible PFM adjustments to be introduced to facilitate an effective emergency response. Policy makers can adapt the concrete steps in this guide to assess financing capacities, needs, and processes while reorienting financing arrangements to better meet both health security- and UHC-related objectives in the longer run. Click here to read the Process Guide.