|Accountability Initiative, CPR is delighted to invite you for a session on
Government Financing of Healthcare in India since 2005: Achievements and Challenges
|Friday, 6 October 2017, 3:30 p.m.|
|Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research|
Government funding for health and primary healthcare in India is clearly insufficient. Low levels of resource mobilisation, however, is only part of the problem when it comes to improving the health outcomes in the country. Poor resource allocation and low budget utilisation exacerbate the inadequacy of financial resources for health. Effective allocation and utilisation is also constrained by public financial management design, operational processes, and governance factors.
In this talk led by Prof Peter Berman, the team from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will present trends in government financing of healthcare in India from 2005 to 2014 across 29 states. The talk is based on findings from an upcoming study on “Government Financing of Healthcare in India since 2005: What was achieved, what was not and why”. The focus will be on primary care, and the session will explore the substitution effect of central government funding for primary care in richer states along with systemic and capacity constraints that result in low budget utilisation. The study will focus on specific references to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in contrast with states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Kerala where some of the practices show far better budget utilisation.
About the Speakers
Prof Peter Berman, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Manjiri Bhawalkar, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Rajesh Jha, Offbeat Innovations