Global policy and funding frameworks
Equitable and well functioning health systems depend on supportive policy
environments and funding mechanisms at both the national and international
levels. For low-income countries the international policy environment and
external ﬁnancial support are closely intertwined, either directly, through pol-
icy conditions on the receipt of external loans and grants, or indirectly, from
the type of policy advice, technical assistance, or project and program support
that particular donors offer.