The objectives of this working group are as follows:
1. Promote country-led unified resource tracking work to monitor all health expenditure (public, private, and external; health and disease specific; etc.), using the global standard of System of Health Accounts 2011 (SHA2011).
2. Strengthen the automation of data collection and data mapping for health accounts at country level through harmonised implementation tools.
3. Catalyse collective action and joint investment in health accounts and resource tracking.
USAID’s Health Finance and Governance project hosted three webinars focused on health expenditure tracking, in collaboration with the Health Financing sub-group of the Health Data Collaborative’s technical working group on Health Systems Monitoring.
-The first webinar focused on the use of health expenditure data for policy reform.
-The second webinar discussed the factors involved in selecting the right tool to estimate health expenditure in a given country context.
-The third and final webinar focused on lessons learned in streamlining the production of health expenditure estimates.