Drawing on private sector resources is critical as, in many countries, it is a dominant provider of health services, including for the poor. One important tool for increasing capacity in this way is contracting. This primer offers a practical introduction to contracting the private sector in support of national COVID-19 responses. Its target audience is policymakers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) that have, at this time, limited experience of using contracts for health services but are expected to do so in the emergency conditions created by COVID-19
[ Tool ]A Guide to Contracting for Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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This primer offers a practical introduction to contracting the private sector in support of national COVID-19 responses.
This interim guidance intends to help governments with their efforts to engage the private sector in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to maintain essential health services.