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Revenue Generation of Financial Management Systems

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Revenue Generation

Financial Management Systems for Health


Identifies resources to be mobilized to enhance sustainability. These approaches also help to build resilience.

Revenue generation in health systems focuses on developing detailed investment cases to advocate for additional funding, providing a detailed analysis of the imposition of a particular charge or tax. Funding could be from within the Countries own available funding or from external sources.

Where a country is experiencing an economic downturn, a strong case may need to be made that budget cuts to other Government Departments are not applied with the same vigour in the health system. Revenue generation should also ensure that patients payments for medicines and other services are captured completely within the existing finance systems.

UNDP’s Offer

UNDP has worked closely with Governments in Africa and Central Asia.

  • UNDP has extensive experience in working with Government to support Ministry of Health
    • to build political commitment to improve financial revenue generation for health programmes
  • UNDP works closely with WHO and UNAIDS to support the development of an investment for increased funding
    • to the health sector, and
    • specific disease programmes
    • UNDP works with in-country partners to consider the best ‘blend’ of financing to deliver services and consider the options for government financing and partners,
    • to make the optimal investment in National Programs
  • UNDP also looks at existing and future sourcing on health finances, and prepares detailed analysis of the impact of
    • Health insurance
    • A disease specific payroll tax
    • Sugar and/or tobacco consumption taxes
    • Out of pocket expenses as a deterrent to accessing services
  • UNDP works with Governments and CSOs to develop systems and processes that increase the accountability and transparency within a health system or project. This can directly result in
    • an increased ability to attract donors,
    • increase the confidence of parliamentarians
    • increase accountability to general public

Suggested indicators

UNDP has utilised clear indicators to build sustainable health systems including

  • A resource mobilisation plan has been developed
  • A plan to ensure the sustainable funding of health reform is approved