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Health Benefits Packages

CGD helps policymakers decide what's in—and what's out

For budget-constrained countries aspiring to universal health coverage, an explicit benefits package that defines the services that can and can’t be provided is essential. Building on our book—What’s In, What’s Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage—and related efforts, CGD and the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) offer practical tools and outreach to help policymakers design equitable and sustainable benefit packages. You can download the book below.



And check out the open online course on priority-setting, “What to finance in health and at what price,” which discusses two key strategies to improve the efficiency of public spending on health: explicit prioritization in health and instruments to achieve more affordable prices for medicines.