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Commitment to Development Index 2023
September 13, 2023
The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) ranks 40 of the world’s most powerful countries on policies that affect global development. In an increasingly interconnected world, decisions made by the richest countries have impacts far beyond their borders, and often disproportionately affect the world’...
Overcoming Barriers to Improve Antimicrobial Access, Innovation, and Stewardship in India
July 31, 2023
India is racing against the clock in its fight against antimicrobial resistance. A combination of complex regulatory and procurement systems, a lack of health insurance penetration, and little groundwork on state and national action plans has stymied progress. A multifold approach is needed to impro...
The ABCs of the IFIs: Understanding the World Bank Group Evolution
July 17, 2023
In the fall of 2022, World Bank shareholders (member governments, including the United States) called for a suite of reforms aimed at better enabling the institution to respond to today’s global development challenges, such as pandemics, climate change, and natural disasters. The World Bank is one o...
How the Pandemic Fund Can Strategically Invest in Pandemic Preparedness
June 20, 2023
The Pandemic Fund should strategically invest in pandemic preparedness, including for its first call for proposals for surveillance, laboratories, and human resources. This strategic approach should consider both ex ante and ex post considerations of investments for pandemic preparedness.
Leveraging Brazilian Leadership and Procurement Arrangements in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
June 08, 2023
Facing the high—and rising—burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), Brazil has an opportunity to improve access, stewardship, and innovation for critical antimicrobials at the national, regional, and/or global level(s) by modifying procurement arrangements. Brazil is positioned for significant dome...
The Case for More Pull Financing
June 08, 2023
To meet many of today’s most pressing challenges, we need to find new solutions. But the fastest, cheapest, and most effective way to encourage high-impact innovation isn’t always obvious. Governments, philanthropists, and the private sector typically invest in research and development (R&D) by bett...
Climate Change and Migration: An Overview for Policymakers and Development Practitioners
May 09, 2023
Climate change will have major ramifications for migration at every level. This brief reviews issues faced in the governance of climate-affected migration at the internal, regional, and international levels and proposes policy actions in numerous spheres of action.
Estimating the Return on Investment of Health Technology Assessment India (HTAIn)
March 10, 2023
HTAIn has shown a good realised return on investment of 9:1. To further increase the return on investment, India can strategically scale up HTAIn and carry out careful selection of which topics to carry out HTAs on.
Estimating Japan’s Return on Investment from an Ambitious Program to Incentivize New Antibiotics
December 08, 2022
Drug-resistant infections kill an estimated 23,210 Japanese citizens every year. The government of Japan is considering a program that would provide minimum guaranteed revenue to the successful developers of new antibiotics. We present the results of a modelling exercise to estimate the likely retur...
Estimating the UK's Return on Investment from an Ambitious Program to Incentivize New Antibiotics
December 08, 2022
Drug-resistant infections kill an estimated 7,600 UK citizens every year. Without investment for new antimicrobials, deaths from drug-resistant infections could increase dramatically in the coming decade. We present the results of a modelling exercise to estimate the likely ROI from an expanded prog...