Swimming Against the Tide: Strategies for Improving Equity in Health

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Nancy Birdsall

Center for Global Development

Robert Hecht

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)

Date Written: May 1995

Abstract

The evidence shows that government spending for health in many developing countries benefits the well-to-do more than the poor. However, a combination of favorable political forces and sound public policies can shift the focus of government expenditures toward the poor. Doing this is an essential part of any effective poverty reduction program in developing countries.

Suggested Citation

Birdsall, Nancy and Hecht, Robert, Swimming Against the Tide: Strategies for Improving Equity in Health (May 1995). IDB Working Paper No. 249, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1815932 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1815932

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