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This event will be held at Sarova Stanley Hotel the during the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25.
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. The reception followed by an interactive panel discussion.
• Francis Asenso-Boadi, Director, Provider Payment, National Health Insurance Scheme, Ghana
• Felice Apter, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development
• Anne Coolen, Country Director, Marie Stopes Ghana
• Elisha Dunn-Georgiou, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, PA
• Amos Mwale, Executive Director, Centre for Reproductive Health and Education
• Wesley Mwambazi, Assistant Director for Health Care Financing, Ministry of Health, Zambia
• Wangui Muthigani Mbuthia, UHC Secretariat, Service Delivery, Ministry of Health, Kenya
ABOUT THE EVENT
As countries aspire to achieve affordable healthcare for all, universal health coverage (UHC) is high on the global development agenda. But for UHC to become reality, decisionmakers must make difficult choices about how to use limited health resources. Defining a health benefits package policy can help governments prioritize the highest-value investments amidst competing priorities and interest groups. Within this broader landscape, countries have also committed to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls. What are the opportunities and challenges to ensuring family planning is embedded within UHC policy and benefits package design? How does this process consider the direct impact on women’s and girls’ access to critical services? How can the family planning community effectively engage in the UHC agenda, including health financing reforms? Where are opportunities to work alongside government counterparts toward mutual goals?
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.
The Education Outcomes Fund aims to pool $1 billion to support governments to pay for results in education and youth employment over the next decade. Jared Lee will talk about the case for results-based finance and the role that impact bonds can play in the education sector.
In this new World Bank Policy Research Report, Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets, Çağlar Özden attempts to address the tension between the academic research and the public discourse on migration by focusing on the economic evidence. The report suggests a labor market–oriented, economically motivated rationale as an alternative to the political opposition to migration. Global migration patterns lead to high concentrations of immigrants in certain places, industries, and occupations. These geographic and labor market concentrations of immigrants lead to increased anxiety, insecurity, and potentially significant short-term disruptions among native-born workers.
Understanding (and empathizing with) these legitimate economic concerns is critical to informed and effective policymaking. The goal should be to ease the costs of short-term dislocations of native-born workers and distribute more widely the economic benefits generated by labor mobility. Proactive interventions to ease the pain and share the gain from immigration are essential to avoid draconian restrictions on immigration that will hurt everybody. Ignoring the massive economic gains of immigration would be akin to leaving billions of hundred-dollar bills on the sidewalk.
Industrialization was never an accident but an outcome of a well- crafted industrial policy. Analyzing the capacity and limits of the (developmental) state in the industrialization process and in economic development in general, Murat Yülek’s new book, How Nations Succeed: Manufacturing, Trade, Industrial Policy, and Economic Development, sheds light on how today’s governments can design industrial policy and how they can identify strategic sectors to break out of Low and Middle Income Traps. Explaining technical concepts in understandable terms, the book introduces a stylized industrialization process in four stages and locates different countries on the process map. He illustrates how picking-the-winner type industrial policies –a controversial issue among the economists –have worked in different countries. It also discusses how industrial policy and science, technology and innovation policies should be sequenced for best results. As trade wars and (pre-mature) de-industrialization become the zeitgeist of today, the book shows the links between global (im)balances and economic development explaining export-led growth as well as import-led slowdowns.