Reports and Publications

Financing Health Promoting Services: an Information Guide

In September 2019, EuroHealthNet first launched an information guide for financing health promoting services. It demonstrates how to make transitions from spending on cures and treatments to investing in preventative approaches for better health and wellbeing. It explores how resources and capacities can be mobilised to help finance these transitions and contribute to an ‘economy of wellbeing’.

 

This publication served as a base for the development of this e-guide.

 

Find the full guide here.

 

 

 


 

Health Sector Study EU Final Report

Health Sector Study EUThis EU-wide Health Sector Study was designed to support the European Investment Advisory Hub, the EIB and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), in promoting sustainable investment in Europe’s healthcare sector. The study looked to discover and evaluate optimal approaches, tools and financing schemes for investments to support the implementation of priority EU healthcare policies and reforms. The defining purpose of the study is an exploration, across EU Member States, of the gaps in healthcare investment, the barriers leading to those gaps and the reasons why the health sector investment needs and priorities are not being appropriately addressed.

 

This report focuses on the health care sector, but provides lessons that are also useful for public health, health promotion and disease prevention professionals.

 

The full report can be found here

 

 


 

European Structural Investment Funds for Health

The ESI Funds for Health project mapped and assessed more than 7,000 health-related projects supported by the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds during the first four years of the 2014-2020 spending period. This report contains a summary of the key outcomes emerging from this 2-year project. It has been produced by a consortium including EuroHealthNet. 

 

The full report can be found here.

 


 

Financing across sectors for sustainable development

Developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine-supported STRIVE Research Consortium (STRIVE) with support from the Government of Japan, ‘cross-sectoral co-financing’ or simply ‘co-financing’ offers a new and more efficient way to budget for high-value/impact interventions that deliver benefits across multiple sectors, SDGs and SDG targets simultaneously.

 

The full report can be accessed here.

 


 

Boosting Investment in Social Infrastructure in Europe

The High-Level Task Force (HLTF) on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe was initiated by the European Long-Term Investors Association (ELTI). Its mission was to raise political attention to the crucial role of social infrastructure and related services, aiming to enhance public and private investments in this sector. Long-term, flexible and efficient investment in education, health and affordable housing is considered essential for the economic growth of the European Union (EU), the well-being of its people and a successful move towards upward convergence in the EU.

 

This final report contains a comprehensive collection of facts and figures on social infrastructure and social services and the related financing needs. Based on the conclusions and results, the report formulates concrete recommendations aimed at enhancing current financing tools as well as for future schemes and initiatives in the social sector.

 

The full report is available here.

 

 


 

How to make the case for sustainable investment in well-being and health equity

Urgent action is needed to address the growing health, inequity, economic and environmental challenges that threaten the wellbeing of present and future generations. Current investment policies and practices are unsustainable and result in high human, social, economic and environmental costs. There is already a clear commitment and concerted action, across the WHO European Region and globally, to tackle these pressures and to drive sustainable development and prosperity for all. National and local governments can play a major role in this.

 

This guide outlines the step-by-step process of how to synthesize, translate and communicate public health and health economics evidence into policy and practice, making the case for sustainable investment in well-being and health equity. It is intended to help key stakeholders, advocates for health and  equity, civil servants and other health and non-health professionals who have a role in informing, influencing or shaping national and sub-national policy and practice.

 

The full guide is available here.

 

 


 

Banking for health: the role of financial sector actors in investing in global health

Authors: Rüdiger Krech, Ilona Kickbusch, Christian Franz, Nadya Wells

 

This paper analyses the investment opportunity in health. Evidence that health conditions directly affect the profitability of the firm demonstrates financiers and investors should incorporate this into their models. Insurance companies who are already experts at including environmental and health risks in their pricing models could provide valuable insights into how to incorporate these measures into other financial sector business models and reporting.

 

The paper is available here.

 

 


 

Banking for health: opportunities in cooperation between banking and health applying innovation from other sectors

Authors: Ilona Kickbusch, Rüdiger Krech, Christian Franz & Nadya Wells

 

This paper examines the challenge of making sustainable investment structures in global health more attractive for mainstream financial markets. The objective is a framework for targeted future debate with financial sector actors. Four case studies of innovative sustainable investment mechanisms are analysed, elaborating potential transfer of green and impact investment models in order to channel additional private sector funds to health.

Outcomes based investment with third-party certification of measurable health impact, satisfy the private sector need for return with social interest objectives.

 

The paper is available here.

 

 


 

Social Impact Investment in the EU. Financing strategies and outcome oriented approaches for social policy innovation: narratives, experiences, and recommendations

In view of the changes in the structure, governance and modes of implementation of EU investment programmes, this study explores the further development of a social impact investment market. The analysis sets the ground for future research directions on how to finance strategies and outcomes-oriented approaches for a new generation of innovative social policies.

Outcomes based investment with third-party certification of measurable health impact, satisfy the private sector need for return with social interest objectives.

 

The full report is available here.

 

 


 

The Social Protection Committee: A Voluntary European Quality Framework for Social Services

 

The Voluntary European Quality Framework for Social Services provides guidance on how to define, provide, assess and improve social services (2008). Many of the criteria are touched upon throughout our e-Guide.

 

The full report is available here.