A K Shiva Kumar

A. K. Shiva Kumar is a development economist and professor. He currently serves as the Director of the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD), New Delhi. The IC4HD is a constituent of the United Nations and with support from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, India.

Financing Universal Health Coverage

India fares poorly on most health indicators compared to countries even within South Asia. For instance, the life expectancy at birth is lower in India than in Bangladesh and Nepal. This is despite the fact that the per capita income and growth rates over the past two decades have remained significantly higher in India than in the two countries. Similarly, …

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