The future of health markets
Health markets across the globe are changing rapidly in light of dynamic emerging economies and increased purchasing power, changing views on the role of the state and markets, a global push to achieve universal health coverage, and technological change, notably increased access to information and communication (ICT) technologies. Collectively these factors are driving the emergence of diverse new models for organizing service provision, including innovative provider networks, direct to client marketing, and collaborations between formal and informal providers. This thematic series seeks to capture different perspectives on the future of health markets with a particular view to understanding how these changes affect access to quality services for the world’s poor. For example we solicit papers that document trends in market based service delivery models, explore the nature of new provider networks, or assess the impact of ICT innovations for the poor. Submissions are being accepted for on-going publication.