Narrative Summaries on Public Expenditure for Health
The DRM collaborative created narrative summaries to help Ministry of Health policymakers effectively analyze and present evidence-based arguments for investment in health to their Ministry of Finance counterparts using their own budget data and supplemented with global resources. The concise analyses explore how trends in data are related to within-country policy dialogue and/or health financing reforms. Each narrative summary shares a country experience and demonstrates how countries can use historical evidence for policy dialogue.
Paired with any of the additional DRM collaborative products such as the Making the Case for Health: A Messaging Guide or other Policy Dialogue Toolkit resources (accessible to myJLN users), narrative summaries can be used by policymakers in Ministries of Health to engage in policy dialogue with their counterparts in their respective Ministries of Finance.
Several DRM collaborative member countries (and also some non-member countries using DRM collaborative knowledge products) are in the process of compiling their historical budgetary data and putting it together as a narrative summary in a standardized format. Narrative summaries will be available here for download as and when completed and made available by countries.
Co-produced by country members and the World Bank technical team, narrative summaries are useful for policymakers who are seeking to identify and understand historical health financing trends in their country budgetary data. Country members interested in developing a narrative summary for their country are requested to contact JLN@worldbank.org.