WP22 Sustainable health financing in the Pacific

Sustainability of health financing in the Pacific is an issue high on the development agenda due to the perception that external funding for health is high.

Determining whether this is an accurate assessment requires analysing the relationship between external and domestic funding for health.  

This Working Paper examines the proportion of health expenditure in Pacific Island countries that comes from donors and whether there are sectors particularly reliant on external funding.

Only once this information is established can there be discussion about what constitutes dependence. 

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Published: Tuesday 13 November 2012