Screen Shot 2020-02-15 at 13.44.45.pngThis special issue of Health Systems & Reform, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), places political economy at the center of health financing reform. The motivation for the World Health Organization’s program of work in this area is to make political economy analysis an integral part of reform design, adoption, and implementation processes to improve the performance and equity of health systems. The articles show the importance of political economy factors in influencing the outcomes of health financing reform. They also highlight how political economy analysis can be a powerful lever to improve the chances that technically sound policy proposals are adopted and implemented…..more