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Making health markets work for poor people

===========================================Making health markets work for poor peopleid21 insights #76, March 2009===========================================In many countries people use a wide variety of market based providers of health-related goods and services ranging from highly organised and regulated hospitals and specialist doctors to informal health workers and drug sellers operating outside the legal framework. The boundary between public and private sectors is often very porous, with…See More
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Latest id21 insights (newly redesigned): #76 Making health markets work for poor people, March 2009

===========================================Making health markets work for poor peopleid21 insights #76, March 2009===========================================In many countries people use a wide variety of market based providers of health-related goods and services ranging from highly organised and regulated hospitals and specialist doctors to informal health workers and drug sellers operating outside the legal framework. The boundary between public and private sectors is often very porous, with…See More
Mar 10, 2009

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United Kingdom
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id21 & HDI, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Fields of interest
health, climate change, poverty reduction, policy
Email address
a.thompson@ids.ac.uk
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http://www.id21.org
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English
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I am a Programme Assistant for id21 and the Health & Development Information team at IDS. I assist a group of editors in id21 and those working on the ELDIS Health Resource Guides. I also promote forthcoming issues of id21 insights. Recent issues have been on Mobile Phones in Development, Islands, and Climate Change and Cities.

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Are non-timber forest products (NTFPs) a way out of poverty? id21 insights 77, May 2009



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Are non-timber forest products (NTFPs) a way out of poverty?

id21 insights 77, May 2009

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The latest edition of id21 insights 77, ‘Are NTFPs a way out of poverty?’, is now available for free:

* to read online… Continue

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 16:30

New! Eldis dossier on health and fragile states

With some of the worst health indicators and the least adequate health services in the world, providing health services and rebuilding health systems in fragile states is a complex undertaking. The Health and Fragile States Dossier highlights the challenges and approaches to delivering health services in fragile states. The Dossier has been developed by the… Continue

Posted on May 11, 2009 at 13:30

Latest id21 insights (newly redesigned): #76 Making health markets work for poor people, March 2009

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Making health markets work for poor people

id21 insights #76, March 2009

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In many countries people use a wide variety of market based providers of health-related goods and services ranging from highly organised and regulated hospitals and specialist doctors to informal health workers and drug sellers operating outside the legal framework.… Continue

Posted on March 10, 2009 at 18:55

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At 12:51 on August 22, 2008, Anna Thompson said…
Elections and the democracy challenge
id21 insights 74, August 2008


Many observers argue that the blandness and predictability of established democracies is a sign of national maturity. Indeed, American author and social critic, Gore Vidal, once commented: ‘A democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates’.

The latest issue of id21 insights is guest edited by Christian Hennemeyer, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), USA with academic advice from Professor Timothy Sisk from the Center for Sustainable Development and International Peace, University of Denver, USA. Topics include:
• elections and conflict resolution in transitional environments
• successful elections in Africa
• re-evaluating electoral assistance
• fighting for change in Guinea
• internet voting in Estonia

Read the whole issue
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This issue of id21 insights is free to read
Online at http://www.id21.org/insights/insights74/index.html
PDF file http://www.id21.org/insights/insights74/pdf.html

For print copies and a free subscription to future issues of id21 insights please email your full postal address to id21@ids.ac.uk quoting "id21 insights 74" and stating how many copies you would like to receive (all id21 publications are free of charge). Back issues are also available – see http://www.id21.org/insights/index.html

More about id21
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Visit www.id21.org for over 4,000 policy-relevant research highlights on development issues.

To receive free email updates of the latest global issues and development research findings from id21 email id21@ids.ac.uk with the word 'id21news' in the message.
At 12:49 on August 22, 2008, Anna Thompson said…
Building sustainable higher education in developing countries
id21 insights education 7, September 2008

With the growing knowledge economy, higher education is no longer seen as a luxury that developing countries cannot afford, but a critical element of national development. Countries must become globally competitive through skills training, given that quality products and services are crucial in the fight for global profits.

The latest issue of id21 insights education is guest edited by Rajani Naidoo from the University of Bath, UK, with academic advice from Elaine Unterhalter, Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Topics include:
• increasing cross border higher education
• the influx of foreign and private providers
• the need for universities to engage more in social development
• gaps in skills and staffing as a result of ‘brain drain’
• the challenges to increasing access

Read the whole issue
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This issue of id21 insights education is free to read
Online at http://www.id21.org/insights/insights-ed07/index.html
PDF file http://www.id21.org/insights/insights-ed07/pdf.html

For print copies and a free subscription to future issues of id21 insights education please email your full postal address to id21education@ids.ac.uk quoting "id21 insights education 7" and stating how many copies you would like to receive (all id21 publications are free of charge). Back issues are also available – see http://www.id21.org/insights/index.html

More about id21
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Visit www.id21.org for over 4,000 policy-relevant research highlights on development issues.

To receive free email updates of the latest education and development research findings from id21 email id21education@ids.ac.uk with the word 'id21educationnews' in the message.
At 12:35 on July 9, 2008, Anna Thompson said…
Improving the nutrition status of children and women
id21 insights 73, July 2008

The high world food prices that we are currently experiencing provide a chilling reminder of the vulnerability of large parts of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to hunger and undernutrition. Many children in these regions are vulnerable to poor growth, poor development and death.

Even before these high prices, child undernutrition was increasing in Africa. In booming South Asia, stubborn child undernutrition rates provide a sombre reminder that income growth does not solve all problems.

Good nutrition status for children and adolescent girls is fundamental for attaining many of the Millennium Development Goals. Despite this, donors and governments underinvest in interventions to improve nutrition.

This issue is guest edited by Lawrence Haddad, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK, with academic advice provided by Catherine Geissler, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, King’s College London, UK. Topics covered include:
• Why is undernutrition not a higher priority for donors?
• Public-private sector partnerships
• The price of hunger
• Child undernutrition in Africa
• Nutrition for mothers and children

Read the whole issue
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This issue of id21 insights is free to read
Online at http://www.id21.org/insights/insights73/index.html
PDF file http://www.id21.org/insights/insights73/pdf.html

For print copies and a free subscription to future issues of id21 insights please email your full postal address to id21@ids.ac.uk quoting "id21 insights 73" and stating how many copies you would like to receive (all id21 publications are free of charge). Back issues are also available – see http://www.id21.org/insights/index.html

More about id21
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Visit www.id21.org for over 3,000 policy-relevant research highlights on development issues.

To receive free email updates of the latest health and development research findings from id21 email id21@ids.ac.uk with the word 'id21healthnews' in the message.
At 15:44 on June 6, 2008, Anna Thompson said…
'Financing primary health care'
id21 insights health #12, May 2008


Today, millions of people in low- and middle-income countries do not have access to basic, good quality health services. The Alma Ata Declaration in 1978 defined primary health care as basic health care built on technically sound and socially adequate approaches, universally accessible and affordable to all individuals. This issue of id21 insights explores the challenges facing donors and national governments in providing and financing primary health care for all.

The latest issue of id21 insights health is guest edited by Valeria Oliveira-Cruz, Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, with contributions on the topics of:
• Skilled delivery care in Indonesia
• The story of primary health care: from Alma Ata to the present day
• Contracting out health services: broadening coverage, raising quality, lowering cost
• Better access to effective antimalarials: The Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria
• Efficiency and equity through a sector-wide approach in Uganda
• Tackling Malawi’s human resources crisis

Read the whole issue
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This issue of id21 insights health is free to read
Online at http://www.id21.org/insights/insights-h12/index.html
PDF file http://www.id21.org/insights/insights-h12/pdf.html

For print copies and a free subscription to future issues of id21 insights health please email your full postal address to id21@ids.ac.uk quoting "id21 insights health 12" and stating how many copies you would like to receive (all id21 publications are free of charge). Back issues are also available – see http://www.id21.org/insights/index.html

More about id21
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Visit www.id21.org for over 3,000 policy-relevant research highlights on development issues.

To receive free email updates of the latest health and development research findings from id21 email id21@ids.ac.uk with the word 'id21healthnews' in the message.
At 12:12 on May 21, 2008, Anna Thompson said…
Coming soon...the latest issue of id21 insights on Sexuality and Policy (a 6 page publication reporting research findings).
Printed and online copies will be available for free from the end of June.

What do sexuality and policy have to do with each other? Isn’t sexuality personal, private, and more to do with your body than your politics? Of course on one level it is. However, if we consider our sexual relations in just a little more depth, we discover a whole host of policies and politics set up the terms of these interactions: social norms and gender dynamics, national policies and international relations.

What sets up the dynamics of sexual relationships between people - whether they are, for instance, spouses, lovers or sex workers? What influences how they feel about the contact they experience? And what will the consequences be? This issue of id21 insights considers the policies and politics which start to answer these questions.

This issue is guest edited by Susie Jolly, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK, with academic advice provided by Rosalind Petchesky, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA.

In case you are unfamiliar with our organisation and work, here's a brief paragraph summarising who we are and the purpose of Insights.
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id21 reports in plain English, on UK researchers' work in a range of development areas, for a global audience of development professionals currently 25,000 subscribers, the majority in the south. id21 insights is a thematic overview of recent policy-relevant research findings on international development. Funded by the UK Department for International development, it is distributed free to policymakers and practitioners worldwide.
If you are interested to see examples of previous issues, do have a look at our website.
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At 17:01 on February 14, 2008, Anna Thompson said…
id21 latest publication
'The growing demand for livestock: Will policy and institutional changes benefit poor people?'
February 2008, id21 insights #72
As global demand for meat and milk increases, many policies focus on promoting international trade in livestock and livestock products. How does this affect the community-based livestock services that poor people use, and who will benefit from the expanding global markets?
http://www.id21.org/insights/insights72/index.html
 
 
 

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