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What We're Reading in Summer 2022
August 29, 2022
We're about a month out from the end of summer here in the Northern hemisphere—and that means one more month to get your summer reading in! CGD's 2022 summer reading list has you covered.
CGD in the News
Pooled procurement of drugs in low- and middle-income countries can lower prices and improve access (VoxEU CEPR)
February 25, 2021
Can Better Procurement be the Key to Financing UHC? Potential Savings from Health Sector Procurement Reforms in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
November 19, 2020
Around the world, procurement processes—which are vital to ensuring an affordable, reliable, and high-quality supply of health products—remain fraught with obstacles.
The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
March 12, 2020
As travelers cancel flights, businesses ask workers to stay home, and stocks fall, a global health crisis becomes a global economic crisis. What are the channels of economic impact we can expect from COVID-19? Here we attempt to lay them out.
HIV Treatment in Rural South Africa Increases Employment among HIV-Negative Neighbors—Especially Women
December 02, 2019
This World AIDS Day, Mead Over and Julia Kaufman examine the positive spillover effects of treating HIV.
Economic Stimulus from Public Health Programs: Externalities from Mass AIDS Treatment Provision in South Africa
October 01, 2019
Public health programs such antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV are likely to have positive spillover benefits to community members beyond the targeted beneficiaries that could be many times larger than the direct benefits. Join CGD for a brownbag seminar to discuss Dr. Zoë McLaren’s rec...
Recapping CGD Work on the Global Fund Ahead of Replenishment
September 16, 2019
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria—a pioneer in global health since 2002—has helped combat preventable diseases throughout the world. But this work is far from finished. In 2018, 40 percent of people living with HIV did not have access to treatment. TB incidence has ...
Tackling the Triple Transition in Global Health Procurement
June 17, 2019
In many low- and middle-income countries, lifesaving health products are either unavailable or beyond the reach of the people who need them most.
Understanding the Opportunity Cost, Seizing the Opportunity: Report of the Working Group on Incorporating Economics and Modelling in Global Health Goals and Guidelines
May 23, 2019
Internationally set goals and guidelines directly influ­ence the setting of health care priorities at the national level, affecting how limited resources are generated and allocated across health care needs. The Working Group on Incorporating Economics and Modelling in Global Health Goals and Gu...
Aggregating Demand for Pharmaceuticals is Appealing, but Pooling Is Not a Panacea
May 01, 2019
As low- and middle-income countries shift away from donor support, their challenge will be finding a way to aggregate demand in order to achieve the benefits that the pooled purchasing arrangements of vertical health programs now provide. As a first step in tackling this challenge, much can be learn...