Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

Resources from ReBUILD’s work on health financing in conflict-affected and post-conflict settings

This document includes details and hyperlinks to all outputs from ReBUILD's work on health financing in post-conflict and post-crisis settings. Updated versions will be posted as further resources are added.

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The list below is complete as of November 2017. Further information and resources are available on the ReBUILD website -, via the regularly updated Resources page.  Other resources from ReBUILD’s work on health financing can be found at this link.

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A separate set of resources from ReBUILD’s research on human resources for health can be found here.


Introduction: ReBUILD’s research on health financing in conflict-affected & post-conflict settings

ReBUILD’s research started with an overview literature review on health financing in post-conflict states, which fed into the development of research projects to fill some identified gaps, including:

  • The changes in health financing policies in four countries and how they affected household access and expenditure
  • A four-country study on health worker incentives post-conflict
  • Social network analysis of aid actors in northern Uganda
  • A review of contracting mechanisms in Cambodia
  • A review of purchasing mechanisms in Zimbabwe
  • A literature review and expert consultation on health financing and gender

Currently, work is on-going on (1) the demographic effects of conflict and their implications for health financing, alongside (2) a study of performance-based financing and its interaction with fragile and conflict-affected contexts (including in humanitarian settings)



Initial literature review

Findings on health financing policies and household effects

Health worker incentives

Social network analysis

Contracting in Cambodia

Purchasing in Zimbabwe

Health financing and gender

Cross-cutting materials

  1. Resilience of health systems during and after crises – what does it mean and how can it be enhanced?
  2. Developing inclusive health systems in crisis-affected settings
  3. How to move towards universal health coverage in crisis-affected settings: lessons from research
  4. How do different types of provider affect access to effective and affordable healthcare during and after crises?
  5. The political economy of crisis-affected settings: what does it mean for investments in health systems?
  6. Do health systems contribute to reduced fragility and state-building during and after crises?
  7. Sustainability of health systems in crisis-affected settings: lessons for practice
  8. Developing health system research capacity in crisis-affected settings: why and how?