Ideas to Action:

Independent research for global prosperity

Global Health Policy Blog

CGD experts offer ideas and analysis on global health issues and how better policies can improve well-being for everyone. Also check out our Views from the Center blog and US Development Policy blog.


Aid Cuts to Middle-Income Countries Worsen Global Poverty and Ill Health

This is a joint post with Andy Sumner, and it originally appeared on The Guardian's Poverty Matters Blog.

What do the EU, the Global Fund for Aids, TB and Malaria, and the World Bank's International Development Association have in common? All of them want to save money during a fiscal crunch by cutting off aid to middle-income countries (MIC).

The New Bottom Billion: Implications for GAVI?

Our new visiting fellow Andy Sumner has drawn attention to the fact that most of the world’s poor now live in middle-income countries, not low-income countries.   As it turns out, most of the world’s unvaccinated one-year olds also live in middle-income countries, specifically the lower middle-income countries. It’s actually been this way for the past decade. Although, on average, vaccination rates are higher in the LMICs than the LICs (86% vs.