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Mobilizing Tax Revenue and Prioritizing Health Spending in El Salvador: A Case Study

Eunice Heredia-Ortiz


March 8, 2016

As development assistance for health shrinks and the demand for health expenditures increases, developing countries are under mounting pressure to provide adequate resources for health. This report demonstrates how a country like El Salvador underwent tax reform efforts which boosted revenues to finance key social development programs, including health.

USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project improves health in developing countries by expanding people’s access to health care. Led by Abt Associates, the project team works with partner countries to increase their domestic resources for health, manage those precious resources more effectively, and make wise purchasing decisions. 

For more information:

Tax Reform as a Strategy to Mobilize Additional Resources for Health

Government Health Spending and Tax Reform in Rwanda, 2000-2013 – A Case Study

Latin America & the Caribbean