Topic Overview: Fiscal space for health


This topic overview explains what fiscal space for health is, and demonstrates why the concept is important for countries looking to increase financial resources for health.

The overview sets out the main ways of generating fiscal space for health such as increasing tax revenue and efficiency in tax collection.

Based on a comprehensive literature review on Fiscal Space for Health conducted by RESYST researchers, this overview provides a brief summary of the key issues.


Wolfe, R.; Powell-Jackson, T. Topic Overview: Fiscal space for health. (2013) 2 pp.

Topic Overview: Fiscal space for health

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