Budget Credibility in the Philippines’ Health Sector: Regional Comparisons and Case Studies

Publication Type: Papers

December 2019 | Dr. Toby Melissa C. Monsod, University of the Philippines School of Economics

Fueled by the introduction of a dedicated sin tax, the budget of the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) rose almost five-fold between 2010 and 2018.  However, during this period, the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) struggled to utilize its full budget. To better understand why, this paper analyzes five regions with different spending patterns.

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