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Table 2 Health finance analysis methods for each country case study

From: Countdown to 2015 country case studies: what can analysis of national health financing contribute to understanding MDG 4 and 5 progress?

Country Health Finance Methods
  Data Sources Analyses
Malawi Primary Data • 41 semi-structured interviews Secondary Data • National Health Accounts • IFMIS (Gov’t health expenditure) • Geocoded Malawian Aid Management Platform available from AidData (external health expenditure data) • Integrated HH Survey (for population) Analysis Time Period 2006–2011 Qualitative and quantitative analysis at national and district levels by gov’t and development partners for 2010/11
Ethiopia Secondary Data • National Health Accounts • Health care financing and related documents Analysis Time Period 1995–2011 Qualitative and quantitative analysis at national to examine trends and levels in total and child health expenditures
Afghanistan Secondary Data • Afghanistan Health Surveys • National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Surveys Analysis Time Period 2005–2012 Trends in MCH use and spending, and analysis at national and district levels
Peru Secondary Data • Data from Ministry of Economy and Finance • National Health Accounts • Official development assistance data from Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s Creditor Reporting System (OECD-CRS) • Countdown database Analysis Time Period 2000–2013 Qualitative and quantitative analysis at national and departmental levels for trends of RMNCH expenditures, and individual and group discussions to identify possible underlying factors influencing RMNCH expenditure variation
Tanzania Secondary Data • National Health Accounts • Official development assistance data from Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s Creditor Reporting System (OECD-CRS) Analysis Time Period 2002–2010
Pakistan Secondary Data • Household Integrated Economics Surveys (HIES) (1998–2010) • Pakistan Social and Living Standard Measurement Surveys (PSLM) (2004–2010) • Public Sector Development Plans (PSDP) (2003–2010) • Appropriation Accounts (AA) (2006–2010) • National Health Accounts (NHA) (2008–2012) • Official development assistance data from OECD-CRS • Published scientific and grey literature Analysis Time Period 2001–2010 Qualitative and quantitative analysis at national for trends of RMNCH expenditures, and expert panel to provide local cost estimated for MNCH services, review national guidelines, and classify vertical primary care programs