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Frederick Der Bebelleh

Bio: Frederick Der Bebelleh is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Health care & Fiscal space. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 11 citations.

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TL;DR: It is argued that one viable pathway towards achieving UHC is the adoption of an adaptive mix of diverse pooling mechanisms, which is necessary for improving the governance and institutional frameworks for health and ensuring sustained economic growth to respond to the fiscal demands of health systems.
Abstract: Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as a health policy goal is gaining added currency in the policy agendas of many Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) following the onslaught of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The goal of UHC is to ensure that every citizen has access to quality healthcare services that they need without suffering financial hardship. Whereas most industrialised countries have achieved UHC through the implementation of various traditional health financing mechanisms, most LMIC have not made significant progress in providing financial protection against the costs of illness for majority of the population due to limited fiscal space and or lack of political commitment to raise government revenues and increase fiscal space for health. While the onslaught of COVID-19 refreshes the call for reform of countries' health financing policies to reflect the healthcare needs of the population, the debate about the type or combination of health financing models to employ in LMIC has yet to reach a consensus. This review critically analyses five health financing models to ascertain their appropriateness in providing financial risk protection against the cost of illness, especially in this era of COVID-19. Given the limited fiscal space for health in LMICs, we argue that one viable pathway towards achieving UHC is the adoption of an adaptive mix of diverse pooling mechanisms. Moreover, because the creation of fiscal space is context-specific, and UHC is a political issue rather than technical, securing strong political support is necessary for improving the governance and institutional frameworks for health and ensuring sustained economic growth to respond to the fiscal demands of health systems.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors reveal the enormous problems and disastrous affects which continue to accompany displacement operations in many countries, which raise the ever more urgent question of whether the benefits of infrastructure development justify or outweigh the pain of the radical disruption of peoples lives.
Abstract: Infrastructure development projects are set to continue into the next century as developing country governments seek to manage population growth, urbanization and industrialization. The contributions in this volume raise many questions about 'development' and 'progress' in the late twentieth century. What is revealed are the enormous problems and disastrous affects which continue to accompany displacement operations in many countries, which raise the ever more urgent question of whether the benefits of infrastructure development justify or outweigh the pain of the radical disruption of peoples lives, exacerbated by the fact that, with some notable exceptions, there has been a lack of official recognition on the part of governments and international agencies that development-induced displacement is a problem at all. This important volume addresses the issues and shows just how serious the situation is.

144 citations

01 Jan 2008
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a theoretical analysis of the limits and flaws of compensation payments for expropriated assets, and argue that resources are available for supplementing compensation with financial investments for resettlers' development.
Abstract: Many public and private sector projects, such as hydropower dams or mines, trigger forced population displacement but fail to resettle people sustainably and instead cause their impoverishment Social science research has found that one root cause of such failures and of impoverishment is asset dispossession and the insufficient financing of resettlement Most governments, however, state that (1) compensation alone is sufficient for restoring the income and livelihood of those displaced, and (2) resources to supplement compensation with additional financing are not available The author critiques and rejects these positions He offers a theoretical analysis of the limits and flaws of compensation payments for expropriated assets, and argues that resources are available for supplementing compensation with financial investments for resettlers’ development The sources for supplementary financing are the economic rent (windfall profits) generated by natural resource projects such as hydropower or mining and the regular stream of benefits generated by all projects that require resettlement Further, the author argues that financial investments in resettlers’ welfare are indispensable and that benefit sharing is feasible Therefore, both should become basic principles of resettlement legislation and practice In addition to theoretical analysis, the author documents with empirical evidence that some countries (China, Brazil, Canada, Columbia and Japan) already make investments additional to compensation for post-displacement reconstruction The author sums up his argument in these key points: (1)Compensation alone cannot prevent the impoverishment of resettlers and cannot in itself restore and improve their livelihoods; (2)Additional financing is needed for direct investments in resettlement with development; (3)Compensation levels must be increased; (4)Financing resources are available in most cases for investing in resettlers’ development, but allocation of investments depends on the political will of governments and project owners; (5)Firm opposition to displacement and under-compensation is growing in many countries and the strength of resettlers’ demands and political opposition does influence allocation levels; (6)Mechanisms for benefit sharing and transfer are known and effective and these mechanisms can be adjusted to different country and economic sector conditions; (7)The introduction of benefit-sharing rules requires legislative enactment for robust application

60 citations

28 Jul 2008
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