This research project aims to critically assess the performance of health care purchasers in a range of low and middle-income countries and identify factors influencing that performance. The countries included in the study are: Kenya, India, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand and Vietnam. The research will examine the relationships between different actors so as to understand the various components of strategic purchasing and the organisational environment within which it operates. Findings from this study will contribute to current international debates on universal health coverage and how to promote effective purchasing arrangements.
Honda, A. Investigating the purchasing arrangements for health care financing systems in low and middle-income countries. Research Summary. (2013) 1 p.