On December 6, 2013, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim spoke at a joint Government of Japan-World Bank Conference on Universal Health Coverage in Tokyo. In his remarks, he announced that the Bank and the World Health Organization are releasing a joint framework for monitoring progress toward universal health coverage with two targets, one for financial protection, and one for service delivery.
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- Monitoring Progress Towards UHC: A Framework (WHO and World Bank) 
- Press Release: Political Leadership Essential to Achieving Universal Health Coverage, World Bank and Japan Study Says 
- Global Synthesis: Lessons from 11 Country Case Studies 
- Japan-World Bank Partnership Program on UHC: Key Policy Messages