On Prioritizing Health: A Background Analysis

October 26, 2020

This resource shares the results of a global review of country efforts to prioritize public spending in the health sector, intended as background reading material developed during the course of the JLN’s Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) collaborative.

On Prioritizing Health: A Background Analysis includes a global review of health share of public spending across 20 low, middle, and high-income countries, to identify successful cases of reprioritization. Subsequent efforts based on this analysis can focus on a deep dive for a sub-set of countries that have sustained recent reprioritization efforts toward health.

Health is often seen as an unproductive sector, which can make it challenging for Ministries of Health to make the case for greater investment. By gathering insights into successful reprioritization efforts, countries and policymakers can better understand how successful efforts have overcome common bottlenecks.