Thai language version of the Thailand HiT

The Thai language version of the Kingdom of Thailand Health System in Transition review, which was launched on 25 June 2015 in Nonthaburi, Thailand, is now available online.

Development of HTA in Asia

This Policy Brief reviews experience from countries with well-established health technology assessment (HTA) processes and draws out contextual factors that are conducive to the establishments of HTA agencies and their contribution to evidence-informed coverage policies. It also includes a practical step-by-step guide that provides recommendations on how to effectively develop HTA systems and a checklist to monitor the progress of the introduction and development of HTA.

Chinese language version of the China HiT

The Chinese language version of the People's Republic of China Health System in Transition review, which was launched on 9 December 2015 in Beijing, China, is now available online.


The Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (the APO) is a collaborative partnership of interested governments, international agencies, foundations, and researchers that promotes evidence-informed health system policy regionally and in all countries in the Asia Pacific region.

The APO:

  • • Collaboratively identifies priority health system issues across the Asia Pacific region;
  • • Develops and synthesizes relevant research to support and inform countries’ evidence-based policy   development; and
  • • Builds country and regional health systems research and evidence-informed policy capacity.