Priority-Setting in Health: Building Institutions for Smarter Public Spending

Publication Type: Papers

Decisions on public and donor spending on health are controversial because they affect who receives what, when, and at what cost, often with life-or-death consequences. In low and middle-income countries facing highly constrained budgets, the ethical conundrums and conflicting interests are acute.

This brief from the Center for Global Development (CGD)  focuses on the ineffectiveness of health spending in low and middle income countries.