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Swimming Against the Tide: Strategies for Improving Equity in Health

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  • Nancy Birdsall
  • Robert Hecht

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The evidence shows that government spending for health in many developing countries benefits the well-to-do more than the poor. However, a combination of favorable political forces and sound public policies can shift the focus of government expenditures toward the poor. Doing this is an essential part of any effective poverty reduction program in developing countries.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4006.

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Date of creation: May 1995
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Handle: RePEc:idb:wpaper:4006

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