Thursday, September 20, 2012

[EQ] Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research- Satellite session: Measuring Health Equity and Financial Protection using ADePT

The course is taking place at the same time, in Beijing, just before the

Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research:
Inclusion and Innovation Towards Universal Health Coverage

31 October- 3 November 2012 - Beijing, People's Republic of China

2012 Beijing HSR Symposium Satellite Session 

Measuring Health Equity and Financial Protection using ADePT

Date: Wed, October 31, 2012
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. -Venue: Beijing ICC (Main Conference venue)

This one-day training course will cover the analytical techniques needed to measure progress towards universal coverage.
More specifically, participants will learn how to:

1. measure inequalities in health outcomes and health care utilization using the concentration curve and concentration index
2. conduct benefit incidence analysis, i.e. assess equity in health spending
3. measure financial protection, i.e. catastrophic and impoverishing health expenditure
4. measure equity in health care financing, i.e. progressivity and redistributive effects.

Participants must bring their own laptops (PC). There is no additional charge for participation.


This is a highly participatory session. The training uses a combination of presentations by topic experts and hands-on exercises using ADePT Health - a free software program specifically designed for the measurement of equity and financial protection. Participants will receive a flashdrive containing the software, manual and a set of practice datasets.

Each module commences with a presentation of concepts and methodology by the instructors. Then participants get hands-on experience in using the ADePT software to carry out the techniques on their own laptops using datasets drawn from the LSMS, DHS and WHS surveys. Each module concludes with a discussion of how to present results to policy-makers and which policy levers can be used to address the equity challenges identified.

The presenters are are Adam Wagstaff (Research Manager, World Bank) and Caryn Bredenkamp (Economist, World Bank).

The workshop will be facilitated by Xiaoyun Liu (Peking University) and Xiaojie Sun (Shandong University).

To reserve your spot, please write to email  to:
EGUNAWAN@WORLDBANK.ORG BY OCT. 1, 2012. Spots are limited and will be reserved on first-come, first-served basis.

To learn more about the ADEPT software and the training curriculum, go to:  and



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