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Beyond the World Bank AgendaAn Institutional Approach to Development$
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Howard Stein

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226771670

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226771656.001.0001

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Transcending Neoliberal Health Policies

Transcending Neoliberal Health Policies

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(p.207) Chapter Eight Transcending Neoliberal Health Policies
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Beyond the World Bank Agenda
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Howard Stein

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226771656.003.0008

In spite of these enormous health challenges and the preventable nature of many illnesses afflicting the poor in developing countries, the World Bank largely neglected health issues for many decades. Moreover, when the Bank finally began to focus on this area, strategies were designed by neoclassical economists rather than by health experts. The first part of this chapter documents the history of health policy at the World Bank, including the increasing influence of economic thinking during the 1980s. It shows that Bank health economists not only influenced health policy within the organization, but also greatly influenced the agendas of other donor agencies. This is followed by an empirical review of the impact of the reform policies. The latter part of the chapter develops an institutional approach to health care based not on some optimum level of health spending, but rather on an intuitive approach that carefully applies the institutional matrix to concrete health problems.

Keywords:   World Bank, health policy, developing countries, health economists, health care, institutional matrix

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