News from 2021-09-24 / KfW Research, KfW Development Bank
Global financial gap in the healthcare sector: should (soft) loans be part of the solution?
Development in Brief
Awareness of the importance of functioning healthcare systems for social and economic development existed even before the coronavirus crisis. However, the pandemic has now shifted the focus sharply to how important it is to expand and strengthen these systems quickly. But how can this be financed? Can (soft) loans play a role here?
The current issue of Development in Brief explores this question and discusses the arguments of opponents and proponents when it comes to how the global financing gap in the health sector could be closed through loans.