OECD Journal on Budgeting

The OECD Journal on Budgeting is published three times per year. It draws on the best of the recent work of the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO), as well as special contributions from finance ministries, academics and experts in the field and makes it available to a wider community in an accessible format. The journal provides insight on leading-edge institutional arrangements, systems and instruments for the allocation and management of resources in the public sector.

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Health Financing and Budgeting Practices

Key findings from the Asia, Oceania, and Central, Eastern and South-eastern European regions

This article presents the findings of the OECD Survey of Senior Budget Officials on Budgeting Practices from a 2017 survey covering the Asia and Oceania, and Central, Eastern and South Eastern European regions. The survey is part of the ongoing engagement between health and budget officials in the OECD’s regional networks and provides an comparable set of data to analyse and benchmark good practices in health budgeting. The results of the survey point to an increasing use of budgeting tools from developed countries and support continued engagement to improve budget activities and to meet future challenges of health systems.

JEL codes: H51, I13, I18

Keywords: Budgeting practices, health sector, Asia, Europe


Keywords: health sector, Europe, Asia, Budgeting practices
JEL: I18: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health; I13: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Health Insurance, Public and Private; H51: Public Economics / National Government Expenditures and Related Policies / National Government Expenditures and Health
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