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Tracking the Innovative Use of Alcohol Taxes to Support Family Planning: Guatemala
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Author(s): Herminia Reyes, Marisela de la Cruz, and Marlyn Marin

Primary Language: English

Date: 10/2/2013


In developing countries, governments are increasingly turning to innovative policy measures to improve access to basic health services. In Guatemala, policies were introduced to protect the financing and provision of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services. Follow-on legislation earmarked 30 percent of the alcohol tax revenue for the Ministry of Health (MOH) to purchase contraceptives. To determine the impact of the revenue on the FP/RH budget, the Health and Education Policy Project (HEPP) evaluated whether the funds were available and used as legislated. HEPP gathered data on MOH funds and alcohol tax funds retrospectively to see if the policy was working as intended. Budget tracking constitutes a practical, sustainable tool for non-experts to assess transparency.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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