ThinkWell conducted an analysis to identify bottlenecks to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in selected countries from the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Region.

The analytic approach drew on ThinkWell’s implementation experience and augmented existing UHC assessment frameworks to examine the role of political, fiscal, cultural, and historical factors in scaling-up UHC.

Rigorous qualitative research applying ThinkWell’s UHC assessment framework was conducted in Morocco, Jordan, and Lebanon. Lessons from the study were disseminated to WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region countries.