Policy Briefs on THE

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HIV

Impact of HIV

Brief 10: Trade-offs between Allocation to Health and Other Sectors

By Markus Haacker, Kate Harris, Gesine Meyer-Rath

November 2021

Key Points

  • HIV policies, health policies and policies in other sectors contribute to national development and well-being, but their contributions are different in kind. Budget allocations describe choices and reflect priorities across these contributions.

  • High-level policy documents like National Development Plans position health policy and interpret its contributions to the national development agenda, in terms of health outcomes in their own right, the socio-economic consequences, and contributions to economic development. Such policy documents offer a template for highlighting not only the contribution of HIV and health spending to health outcomes, but also the effects on economic growth, social equity and other development objectives.

 

  • Benefit-cost analysis translates the health gains – as well as outcomes of other policies like education – into an economic value. In this form, the returns to investment in health and HIV can be compared with the returns on alternative non-health investments.
    Download PDF HIV Impact

    Technical Briefs

    The technical briefs provide more detail on the evidence available on each of the topics.

    1. The State of Programme Implementation to Reduce HIV Transmission & Aids-Related Mortality

    2. Increased Health and Life Prospects and Their Economic Valuation

    3. HIV, Population Dynamics and the Labour Force

    4. Human Capital

    5. Capital and Investment

    6. Productivity and Employment of People Living with HIV

    7. Economic Growth – Overview

    8. Interactions Between HIV and Poverty

    9. Disease Burden Across Population Sub-Groups

    10. Trade-offs between Allocation to Health and Other Sectors

    11. Domestic Public Funding for HIV

    12. Trade-offs and Synergies between HIV and Other Health Objectives

    13. Assessing Cost Effectiveness Across HIV and Health Interventions

    14. External and Domestic Health Financing, and the Role of Public vs. Private Domestic Health Funding

    15. Public and Private Provision of Health and HIV Services

    16. Trade-offs within the HIV Budget

    17. The Economics of HIV and of HIV Programmes in the Era of Covid-19

    Brief 10: Trade-offs between Allocation to Health and Other Sectors

    By Markus Haacker, Kate Harris, Gesine Meyer-Rath

    November 2021

    Key Points

    • HIV policies, health policies and policies in other sectors contribute to national development and well-being, but their contributions are different in kind. Budget allocations describe choices and reflect priorities across these contributions.

    • High-level policy documents like National Development Plans position health policy and interpret its contributions to the national development agenda, in terms of health outcomes in their own right, the socio-economic consequences, and contributions to economic development. Such policy documents offer a template for highlighting not only the contribution of HIV and health spending to health outcomes, but also the effects on economic growth, social equity and other development objectives.

     

    • Benefit-cost analysis translates the health gains – as well as outcomes of other policies like education – into an economic value. In this form, the returns to investment in health and HIV can be compared with the returns on alternative non-health investments.
      Download PDF HIV Impact

      Technical Briefs

      The technical briefs provide more detail on the evidence available on each of the topics.

      1. The State of Programme Implementation to Reduce HIV Transmission & Aids-Related Mortality

      2. Increased Health and Life Prospects and Their Economic Valuation

      3. HIV, Population Dynamics and the Labour Force

      4. Human Capital

      5. Capital and Investment

      6. Productivity and Employment of People Living with HIV

      7. Economic Growth – Overview

      8. Interactions Between HIV and Poverty

      9. Disease Burden Across Population Sub-Groups

      10. Trade-offs between Allocation to Health and Other Sectors

      11. Domestic Public Funding for HIV

      12. Trade-offs and Synergies between HIV and Other Health Objectives

      13. Assessing Cost Effectiveness Across HIV and Health Interventions

      14. External and Domestic Health Financing, and the Role of Public vs. Private Domestic Health Funding

      15. Public and Private Provision of Health and HIV Services

      16. Trade-offs within the HIV Budget

      17. The Economics of HIV and of HIV Programmes in the Era of Covid-19

      Wits Health Consortium, University of the Witwatersrand