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Central America Social Expenditures and Institutional Review : Honduras

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Public Expenditure Review
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World Bank
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2015-09-24T15:18:31Z
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2015-09-24T15:18:31Z
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2015-06-29
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2021-04-23T14:04:10Z
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Honduras has experienced moderate economic growth in the past decade, in line with the rest of the region. Despite this growth track record, limited opportunities for decent jobs for the majority of workers have resulted in stagnant poverty and inequality rates that are still the highest in Central America (CA). In parallel, progress in human development indicators has also been mixed in the last decade. In education, while primary enrollment has significantly increased, low coverage at all other levels of education, inequalities in access and low quality persist. In health, Honduras is close to achieving the 2015 child mortality Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but maternal mortality, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and violence pose additional challenges. And despite advances in setting up a social protection system, fiscal sustainability and lack of coordination among interventions prevail, undermining poverty reduction efforts. The ability of the Honduras government to expand safety nets, to increase the access and quality of public education and health services, to engage in active labor market policies, and to improve human development indicators in general, remains limited for a number of reasons. First, overall real social public spending has been on the decline in the last few years. Second, low revenues and fiscal deterioration pose challenges to adequately financing needed social sector improvements. Third, challenges in budget formulation and execution (mainly due to institutional factors) also diminish the impact of social spending. But more importantly, Honduras needs to significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its social spending. This note argues that moving forward Honduras should prioritize three main aspects: a) to rationalize and increase the effectiveness of social public spending by enhancing the pro-poor features of targeting mechanisms; b) to significantly redress the imbalance between recurrent spending, especially the wage bill, and capital expenditure; and c) to continue strengthening information systems tools, legislation, and institutions in an effort to consolidate programs into fewer and higher impact interventions. Sector-specific challenges aligned with these broad objectives are addressed below.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/08/23839196/honduras-central-america-social-expenditures-institutional-review
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22672
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English
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en_US
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Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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INFANT MORTALITY RATES
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UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
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BASIC EDUCATION
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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FORMAL EDUCATION
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VACCINATION
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SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
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PSYCHOLOGY
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LAWS
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PUBLIC EDUCATION
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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
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LABOR FORCE
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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HEALTH CARE
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DROPOUT
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DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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CRIME
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INFORMATION SYSTEMS
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OLD-AGE
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HOSPITAL
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COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
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MATERNAL MORTALITY
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ACCESS TO EDUCATION
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KNOWLEDGE
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HEALTH SECTOR
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DISABILITIES
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BEHAVIOR
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LABOR MARKET
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EXERCISES
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UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION
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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL
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GENDER GAP
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QUALITY OF EDUCATION
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IMMUNIZATION
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TRAINING
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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INTERVENTION
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SECONDARY SCHOOLS
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INCOME INEQUALITY
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HEALTH INDICATORS
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PUBLIC HOSPITALS
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CITIZEN
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SECONDARY SCHOOL
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VIOLENCE
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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DISASTERS
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FAMILY CARE
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MORTALITY RATE
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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MORTALITY
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HEALTH PROMOTION
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ELDERLY
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CANCER
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RESPECT
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PROGRESS
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ALCOHOL ABUSE
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EDUCATION SYSTEMS
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UNIONS
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INFANT MORTALITY
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INFANT
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POLICIES
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SOCIAL SECTOR
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AGED
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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
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ECONOMIC STATUS
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LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT
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VULNERABLE GROUPS
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NATIONAL PRIORITIES
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SCHOOL CHILDREN
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MEASUREMENT
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POPULATIONS
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SERVICE QUALITY
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TEACHER SHORTAGES
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CHILD MORTALITY
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HEALTH SYSTEM
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PHYSICIANS
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WEIGHT
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TEACHER RATIO
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CHILDREN
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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
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HEALTH PROVIDERS
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HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION
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NATIONAL PLAN
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DISABILITY
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NATIONAL GOALS
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HOSPITAL BEDS
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POPULATION
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PURCHASING POWER PARITY
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LIVING CONDITIONS
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MEDICINES
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HOSPITALS
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MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES
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FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS
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SECONDARY EDUCATION
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POLITICAL INSTABILITY
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NURSING
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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SANITATION FACILITIES
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SANITATION
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RISKS
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PEOPLE
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URBANIZATION
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POLITICAL ACTION
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ABUSE
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INFORMATION SYSTEM
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HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS
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PREVENTION
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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
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MORBIDITY
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NEEDS ASSESSMENT
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LEVELS OF EDUCATION
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RESOURCE ALLOCATION
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SOCIAL WORK
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POPULATION GROUPS
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HEALTH INSURANCE
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PUBLIC SERVICES
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DRUGS
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PRENATAL CARE
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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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HEALTH
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UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND
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HEALTH WORKERS
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DENTISTRY
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POPULATION FUND
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RURAL POPULATION
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VULNERABILITY
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HEALTH FACILITIES
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PUBLIC HEALTH
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SAFETY NETS
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COST EFFECTIVENESS
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DIABETES
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RURAL POPULATIONS
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MINISTRY OF HEALTH
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DISEASES
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POOR FAMILIES
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POPULATION GROWTH
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AGGRESSIVE
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SERVICE PROVISION
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SOCIAL SECURITY
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TEACHER SALARIES
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JOB TRAINING
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PRIMARY SCHOOL
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GLOBAL HEALTH
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
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SOCIAL EXPENDITURES
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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SCHOOL YEAR
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VOCATIONAL TRAINING
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WORKERS
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CHRONIC MALNUTRITION
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POLITICAL TURMOIL
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PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS
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HIV
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IMMUNODEFICIENCY
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PENSIONS
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PUBLIC HEALTH EXPENDITURE
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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
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PURCHASING POWER
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SOCIAL POLICY
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POPULATION DENSITY
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URBAN AREAS
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MANDATES
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IMMUNIZATIONS
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GENDER GAP IN PRIMARY
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EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
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MEASLES
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NUTRITION
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INJURIES
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WORKSHOPS
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POLICY
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PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
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SOCIAL SECTORS
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COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
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PREGNANT WOMEN
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LEVEL OF EDUCATION
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CLINICS
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RURAL AREAS
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STUDENTS
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MATERNAL MORTALITY RATE
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UNFPA
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STRATEGY
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PRIMARY EDUCATION
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FAMILIES
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REGISTRATION
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URBAN POPULATIONS
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WOMEN
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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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IMPLEMENTATION
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HEALTH SERVICES
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TERTIARY EDUCATION
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BLUEPRINT
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Central America Social Expenditures and Institutional Review
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Honduras
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Report
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2015-08-31
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Economic & Sector Work
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Economic & Sector Work :: Public Expenditure Review
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/08/23839196/honduras-central-america-social-expenditures-institutional-review
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Education
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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Social Protection and Labor
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090224b08306431b_2_0
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23839196
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93739
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/08/10/090224b08306431b/2_0/Rendered/PDF/Honduras000Cen0institutional0review.pdf
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Honduras
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice
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Education
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Health and other social services :: Health
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Health and other social services :: Other social services
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Public sector governance :: Public expenditure, financial management and procurement
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Social protection and risk management :: Improving labor markets
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Social protection and risk management :: Social safety nets
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Social protection and risk management :: Other social protection and risk management
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Human development
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Human development :: Other human development
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Public Sector Development
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Education :: Education For All
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Indicators
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Monitoring & Evaluation
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
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Education :: Education Indicators and Statistics
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Education :: Educational Institutions & Facilities
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Policies
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Social Protections and Labor :: Pensions & Retirement Systems
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Social Protections and Labor :: Social Protections & Assistance
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Social Protect Labor - GP (GSPDR)

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