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Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (former)
Scott Morris, Senior Fellow, Director of US Development Policy, and Co-Director of Sustainable Development Finance, Center for Global Development
Carolyn Reynolds, Senior Associate for Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Muhammad Ali Pate, Global Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice and Director of the Global Financing Facility, World Bank
Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
About the event:
The Ebola outbreak that the DRC has grappled with for well over a year has, once again, highlighted the critical need for the international community to refocus and prioritize investments in health security preparedness and response. While many low- and middle-income countries have taken steps to build capacity to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks, there remains little systematic financing to address gaps, and health systems in high-risk counties are constantly tested. The savings from investing early are staggering compared to the economic consequences of pandemics, yet dedicating resources to preparedness—which offers less noticeable, longer-term victories—can be a tougher sell for governments facing competing demands on limited public budgets. In turn, we find ourselves in a global rinse-and-repeat cycle of crisis and response.
As representatives from donor and borrowing countries prepare to convene for the fourth and final IDA19 replenishment meeting in Stockholm this December, we have an opportunity to examine the role and effectiveness of multilateral institutions in health security, acknowledge gaps and inefficiencies where they exist, and reflect on how to strengthen and sustain health security in an increasingly interconnected world. This event will explore critical issues to address on the road ahead and present relevant recommendations from a new CSIS Commission report.
The Ebola outbreak that the DRC has grappled with for well over a year has, once again, highlighted the critical need for the international community to refocus and prioritize investments in health security preparedness and response.
The World Health Organization has declared a need for smarter spending strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. But what does ‘spending smarter’ mean? Should we prioritize TB screening and treatment or improved coverage of basic surgical services? What happens when we care about multiple aims, like population health outcomes and patient out-of-pocket health expenditures? Rarely are the same interventions the ‘best buys’ across all dimensions of interest. In this talk, Kate Lofgren will explore how mathematical optimization can formally account for multiple objectives and inform public financing decisions. Spending smarter can mean different decisions depending on the objective(s).
In 2016, the Liberian government delegated management of 93 randomly-selected public schools to private providers. The program has become an important case study in the design and management of public-private partnerships in the developing world, and a lightning rod for controversy.
Governments and donors are increasingly focused on the use of evidence in evaluating human development programs and setting policy priorities. This master class will provide early career researchers with cutting-edge methodological tools for experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation of early childhood development interventions. The course is intended for current PhD students and recent graduates whose doctoral work is focused on early childhood development, education, development economics, or public policy.
There are 26 million refugees worldwide, of whom half are children, and little rigorous evidence exists on what works to aid integration. Turkey is host to 1 million Syrian child refugees. Many face bullying, violence, and social exclusion in schools.
Join the Center for Global Development and PAI for a discussion with country policymakers, health financing experts, and the broader family planning community to explore how advocates and governments can work together as constructive partners in the design of UHC-oriented financing policies to ensure universal and high-quality family planning access.
In October 2018, USAID published its inaugural Journey to Self-Reliance Country Roadmaps featuring 17 third-party, publicly available metrics used to visualize progress toward self-reliance across the developing world. The release of the roadmaps marked the first major, visible product of the agency’s “Journey to Self-Reliance” strategic pivot. Since then, USAID has been working to implement its Journey to Self-Reliance agenda, with its focus on data, the private sector, resource mobilization, and a range of other new tools, practices, and approaches to partnership. Please join us for an event exploring how USAID is operationalizing the Journey to Self-Reliance. What has changed about the agency’s relationships with partner countries and the way it approaches its work? What challenges has the agency encountered? We’ll tackle these questions and more with a presentation from USAID Assistant to the Administrator Chris Maloney, followed by a panel discussion examining what the Journey to Self-Reliance looks like in practice, especially at the country-level.