Policy brief on financing health emergencies in Romania: THE RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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UNICEF supports the mobilization, allocation, and use of domestic public financial resources to ensure better reflection of child-related policy commitments in budget processes during the health crisis. Covid-19 has caused an important acceleration of the policy discussion on how to improve the preparedness of Public Financing Management (PFM) systems to face both national and global emer­gencies. In this context, the question arises what the lessons are from the various spending modalities and flexibilities introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic for emergency financing, and whether and how they should continue beyond the pandemic.

Publication date: October 2022