Public financial management and health service delivery

Publication date: April 1, 2017

The issues of public financial management (PFM) and healthcare have long been of interest to the development
policy community. Both issues are relatively well discussed and studied in their own right, but the relationship
between them is comparatively under-theorised and underresearched.
Debates in the health and PFM policy networks have tended to take place separately with different policy
concerns, enduring issues and terminology. The debates in both policy fields have, however, started to place more of
a premium on understanding the links between the two issues.