The JLN health benefits package revision guide
On 12 December 2022 the Joint Learning Network Efficiency Collaborative (JLN EC) released a new guide to support LMICs conduct a successful health benefits package (HBP) revision, a work facilitated by the Center for Global Development (CGDev), Radboud University Medical Center and the World Bank and co-produced with technical staff and decision makers from 14 JLN EC countries.
The guide aims to bring awareness about all the steps required to meaningfully revise a HBP, emphasizing the need for deliberative processes, stakeholder engagement, data, evidence collection and analysis, and policy dialogue with financial authorities. The guide released on UHC Day 2022, provides practical guidance for conducting legitimate HBP revisions.
Experience from 18 LMICs sheds light on how they have organised their HBP revision processes, what challenges they have encountered, and best practices learned from implementation.
Read more about the development of the guide in this CGDev publication