Expanding health coverage for those outside the formal sector

August 2013
Jane Chuma, Stephen Mulupi, Di McIntyre

This brief outlines different options for providing financial protection to those outside the formal sector. Drawing on evidence from sub-Saharan Africa, it highlights the challenges to both voluntary and mandatory health insurance schemes in providing universal health coverage. Finally the brief considers alternative “innovative” funding options including special taxes and levies. 

Financing Informal sector