With rigorous economic research and practical policy solutions, we focus on the issues and institutions that are critical to global development. Explore our core themes and topics to learn more about our work.
In timely and incisive analysis, our experts parse the latest development news and devise practical solutions to new and emerging challenges. Our events convene the top thinkers and doers in global development.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.