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Learning from Different Nations' Experiences with COVID-19: Models of Public Inquiry, Methods to Globally Network
September 20, 2022
While all corners of the world have been touched by COVID-19, countries’ experiences with the virus have certainly not been universal. Staggering divergences in outcomes between countries—in terms of lives lost, economic carnage, secondary health losses, learning loss, and social trust and cohesion,...
What Is the World Health Organization Without the United States?
May 26, 2020
The unilateral ultimatum issued by President Donald Trump to the World Health Organization—"reform or else” in 30 days—raises the real possibility of a WHO without funds or governance participation from the United States. What would that mean in practice?
Mind the Gaps: Takeaways from Emerging Research and Policy Implications for Aid Transition in Health and Development
December 10, 2019
As countries grow economically, governments face rapidly growing demands for quality, affordable, accessible, and equitable healthcare and other social services. At the same time, many middle-income countries face the prospect of transitioning away from donor aid, adding pressure to already-constrai...
Financing Outbreak Preparedness: Where Are We and What Next?
November 09, 2018
This week, global leaders gathered at the 5th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meetings in Bali under the overarching theme of “advancing global partnerships” for greater health security. Alongside this event, the World Bank hosted a discussion on preparedness financing at th...