Nossal Institute Lunchtime Seminar - Gillian Le

Arole Conference Room Level 5, 333 Exhibition Street, CBD

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Nita Okoko

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“Who gave the green light for USD 3.7 million investment in Cambodian healthcare in October 2019?”

World Bank and its partners have been using disbursement linked indicators (DLIs) to disburse development funds to healthcare in lower-middle income countries since around 2012. The DLI modality is a type of performance-based financing in which payments are made to central or provincial government, not directly to service facilities. In all performance-based financing, independent verification of achievement is required before payments can be disbursed. Gillian will explore verification in two such projects, one in Laos and one in Cambodia, in which the Nossal Institute is involved as the independent verification agency, having the final say on whether allocated funds are permitted to be distributed through normal public finance channels.

Gillian LĂȘ is an independent consultant in Health Systems - Financing & Governance.

She obtained a First Class Honours from Durham University in 1999, and a PhD from the Australian National University in 2011, both in Medical Anthropology. She previously worked as Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, focusing on health system governance in lower-middle income countries. She has been conducting technical assistance on health financing development projects in Southeast Asia with the Nossal Institute since 2016.