Application to Health

CGD and external researchers are investigating applications of COD Aid in the health sector to help achieve goals such as improving maternal health, reducing child mortality, and preventing HIV/AIDS. The following papers offer proposals for these applications of a COD Aid approach.

Achieving an AIDS Transition: Preventing Infections to Sustain Treatment
Mead Over proposes a feasible medium-term objective for AIDS policy: achieving an "AIDS transition," that is, keeping AIDS deaths down by sustaining treatment while pushing new infections even lower, so that the total number of people living with HIV/AIDS begins to decline.

Aligning Incentives, Accelerating Impact: Next Generation Financing Models for Global Health
CGD experts address the how of next generation financing models—that is, the concrete steps needed to change the basis of payment from expenses to something else: outputs, outcomes, or impact.

Cash On Delivery Aid for Health: What Indicators Would Work Best?
This paper by William Savedoff and Katie Douglas Martel discusses key characteristics of a successful COD Aid agreement in the health sector and suitable indicators for goals such as reducing child mortality, maternal mortality, and the prevalence of malaria and HIV/AIDS.

To Defeat AIDS, TB, and Malaria, a New Generation of Financing Models
Rachel Silverman discusses next generation financing models for health.

Fiscal Transfers for Better Health – Podcast with Amanda Glassman and Anit Mukherjee
In this CGD Podcast, Amanda Glassman and Anit Mukherjee discuss how we can improve health systems to make them more effective, as well as less wasteful and more accountable.

The Health Systems Funding Platform: Resolving Tensions between the Aid and Development Effectiveness Agendas
William Savedoff and Amanda Glassman assess the Health Systems Funding Platform, challenges it faces, and how it could make global health aid more effective.

How Could the Global Fund Get More Health for Its Money? Lessons from the Economics of Contract Theory
Mead Over looks at how economic theory can suggest specific features of contract designs which would generate more health for the money.

How to Make Fiscal Transfers Work for Better Health
CGD experts discuss how India can effectively utilize its limited resources and reorganize its health financing to achieve better outcomes.

How to Pay “Cash on Delivery” for HIV Infections Averted: Two Measurement Approaches and Ten Payout Functions
Mead Over and Tim Hallett offer a proposal for how COD Aid can be used to help countries achieve measurable reductions in the rate of new HIV infections.

India’s Budget for Health Puts the Ball in States’ Court
Anit Mukherjee explores the impacts of India's new national budget, which increased tax devolution to the states.

Leveraging Nobel Prize Economics for Improved Global Fund Grant Performance
Mead Over discusses how Cash on Delivery can work in real-world contexts.

Restructuring US Global Health Programs to Respond to New Challenges and Missed Opportunities
As part of CGD's White House and the World 2016 Briefing Book, Amanda Glassman and Rachel Silverman recommend ways to make US global health policy more effective.

Strengthening Incentives for a Sustainable Response to AIDS: A PEPFAR for the AIDS Transition
As part of CGD's White House and the World 2016 Briefing Book, Mead Over and Amanda Glassman recommend ways to make PEPFAR more effective.

Using Incentives to Prevent HIV Infections
In the second of a series of three CGD essays, Mead Over discusses how the right incentives can help aid agencies and recipient country governments achieve success in HIV/AIDS prevention, and improve the measurement of these achievements.