November 2018 | by Jason Lakin, Ph.D. and Suad Hasan, International Budget Partnership
A large number of low- and middle-income countries have either recently introduced, are introducing, or are currently reforming their approach to program-based budgeting. A persistent challenge for both reformers and budget users in many countries undertaking such transitions is to learn about practices in other countries, good or bad, that might inform local approaches.
As part of research undertaken for a larger World Health Organization project, International Budget Partnership researchers collected and assessed budget documents from 30 low- and middle-income countries with some form of program budgeting. A brief technical note describes the data collected and offers a summary of what it tells us, and the dataset contains the full assessment and additional notes.
- Program-Based Budgeting in Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A New Dataset (Technical Note)
- Program-Based Budgeting in Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A New Dataset (Dataset of 30 Countries, Excel)
IBP’s work on program budgets, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), examines global practices related to budget program structure in health to shed light on how governments define program objectives as part of their broader quest to shift budgeting toward results that matter to citizens. The following publications are also part of this project:
- Program Budget Structure in the Health Sector: A Review of Program-Based Budgeting Practices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (Synthesis Paper)
- Defining and Managing Budget Programs in the Health Sector: The Brazilian Experience (Case Study)
- Program Budgeting in the Health Sector in Indonesia (Case Study)
- Program Budgeting for Health Within Mexico’s Results-Based Budgeting Framework (Case Study)
- The Philippines: From Performance to Programs in the Health Budget (Case Study)