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Private insurance companies have called for ‘public-private partnerships’ in the health sector

Private insurance companies have called for ‘public-private partnerships’ in the health sector. At the 28th Convention of Insurers, Recaredo Arias, CEO of the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions (AMIS), “said that the health system needs reform that promotes access to quality health, which is needed to increase the scope of coverage and level of protection and reduce pocket spending. (…) He added that in Mexico, only 24% of health spending comes from public funds, while in other countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), it reaches more than 50 percent. He also highlighted the fact that pocket spending is 41.4%, the second highest rate in member countries.”

Source: El Economista

Kazakhstan: the ‘second wave’ of privatization

The stock exchange is to play a key role in privatization. “In the authorities’ vision, the AIFC stock exchange will be the main venue for the ‘second wave’ of privatization. At the end of 2015, Kazakhstan announced a new privatization plan that seeks to reduce state ownership of the national economy from more than 40 percent to around 15 percent, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) standard. A total of 877 companies are included in the Complex Privatization Plan for 2016-2020 (including 268 assets of the state-owned holdings) and the progress of privatization can be tracked on the register website.”

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OECD DAC BLENDED FINANCE PRINCIPLES for Unlocking Commercial Finance for the Sustainable Development Goals

Blended fnance is the strategic use of development fnance for the mobilisation of additional fnance towards the SDGs in developing countries. The OECD has responded by bringing together key players from the private sector, civil society and governments to elaborate a common framework, the OECD DAC Blended Finance Principles for Unlocking Commercial Finance for the SDGs. Building on OECD analysis and best practices, these Principles were shaped by the DAC members and external stakeholders who provided country-level perspectives from their constituencies. As a result, theOECD DAC Principles for Unlocking Commercial Financefor the SDGs were approved at the DAC High LevelMeeting on 31 October 2017.