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Measuring Equity and Financial Protection in Health - New Delhi, India

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 Monday 27 June 2011
New Delhi, India

Aims & Content: 

This one-day course provided an introduction to the quantitative methods used in health economics to measure equity and financial protection in the health sector. The morning session provided an overview of the ADePT Health software and featured presentations on the measurement of health inequalities (using the concentration curve and concentration index) and benefit-incidence analysis. The afternoon sessions dealt with financial protection (catastrophic and/or impoverishing health payments) and equity in health financing. Participants spent most of the course actively engaged in carrying out equity analysis themselves, using customized datasets and ADePT Health on their own laptops.

Participants included officials from the Government of India and some state governments, as well as research institutes and development partners. This was the first time that this course was provided to a single client country, rather than to multi-country audience. It was well-received with participants giving the course very high marks on its overall quality, quality of instruction, and self-assessment of improvements in knowledge

The course was presented by Adam Wagstaff (Research Manager, World Bank) and Caryn Bredenkamp (Health Economist, World Bank), and co-organized by the World Bank Headquarters and World Bank New Delhi office.



Feedback from participants:

“Thanks for giving an opportunity to participate on this. Prior to attending this training, I was familiar with the concepts used in this workshop but was not familiar on how to compute it. This workshop filled this gap in great detail”

“It is amazing software and indeed a very relevant one. It would be great to have this workshop for two days.”

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