HPP Occasional Paper Series

Following the deliberations of the previously established MOH/Health Expenditure Survey Committee (HESC), this paper provides an overview of the proposed framework for estimating health expenditures in Sri Lanka, and for establishing a mechanism for future expenditure estimates. As agreed by the HESC, the health expenditure estimates will be developed using a health accounts approach, in accordance with the latest international developments.

The first part summarises the conceptual basis of the National Health Accounts (NHA) approach proposed for the process, which will ensure that the effort is compatible with other international expenditure estimates, as well as ensuring that the Sri Lankan expenditure estimates are compiled in accordance with the latest international recommendations and practice.