Performance evaluation framework for government-sponsored health insurance programmes

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The attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is one of the key goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a special emphasis on cost-effectiveness as a key success factor. So far, a number of countries have initiated health insurance programmes as a means to provide healthcare coverage, financial protection and to achieve the final goal of UHC. These programmes are based on the principles of risk pooling and purchasing of health services on behalf of the insured.

What Factors Affect Voluntary Uptake of Community-Based Health Insurance Schemes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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A research article, summarising a systematic review and meta-analysis carried out by Micro Insurance Academy (MIA), commissioned by the International Initiative on Impact Evaluation (3ie). "Factors Affecting Voluntary Uptake of Cummunity-Based Health Insurance (CBHI) Schemes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" contains the analysis of key factors influencing the enrolment and renewal decisions for CBHI schemes, gathered from 54 relevant studies across Asia and Africa.

The State of Microinsurance 2016

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This second edition of the Microinsurance Network's annual journal presents the insights and views of 22 experts in the field with regards to innovative developments in product design, distribution and regulation. Topics discussed include behavioural economics in microinsurance, the contribution of insurance to capital market development, and the possibility of benchmarking microinsurance based on key performance indicators. For the first time, the journal includes a debate which focuses on the role of private health insurance in achieving universal health coverage.

Measuring the Impact of Micro-Health Insurance on Healthcare Utilization: A Bayesian Potential Outcomes Approach

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One of the primary reasons for low healthcare utilisation rates in low-income countries is lack of affordable health insurance coverage. In recent years, Community-Based Health Insurance programmes are widely implemented across developing countries aimed at increasing healthcare utilisation and providing financial protection. 
 
This study investigates the causal effects of the programme on utilisation of healthcare services in Rwanda using non-randomised household survey data.

Measuring the Impact of Micro-Health Insurance on Healthcare Utilization: A Bayesian Potential Outcomes Approach

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One of the primary reasons for low healthcare utilisation rates in low-income countries is lack of affordable health insurance coverage. In recent years, Community-Based Health Insurance programmes are widely implemented across developing countries aimed at increasing healthcare utilisation and providing financial protection. 
 
This study investigates the causal effects of the programme on utilisation of healthcare services in Rwanda using non-randomised household survey data.

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