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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Strategic Investment in Surveillance for Pandemic Preparedness: Rapid Review and Roundtable Discussion
June 20, 2023
This policy paper examines the state of knowledge on investing in the “best buys” of surveillance for pandemic preparedness. We conduct a rapid literature review to assess the state of knowledge on the costs and benefits of investing in four selected types of surveillance for respiratory infections,...
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,...
Prioritizing Public Spending on Health in Lower-Income Countries: The Role of the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents
December 17, 2021
The Global Financing Facility (GFF), launched in 2015, is a partnership backed by a multi-donor World Bank trust fund that aims to “prioritize and scale-up evidence-driven investments to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH-N) interventions” in ...
Using Health Taxes to Support Revenue: An Action Agenda for the IMF and World Bank
March 01, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to large budget gaps in low- and middle-income countries, with revenues projected to be reduced for years to come. This is the moment for policymakers to consider whether health taxes—levied on tobacco products, alcoholic and sugar-sweetened beverages, and polluting fue...
Structuring and Funding Development Impact Bonds for Health: Nine Lessons from Cameroon and Beyond
January 26, 2018
Despite the considerable interest in Development Impact Bonds, only a few have reached the implementation phase. We use information from stakeholder interviews to describe the design of one DIB in-depth and use lessons from a range of impact bonds to develop recommendations for potential partners to...
What's In, What's Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage
July 03, 2017
What’s In, What’s Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage argues that the creation of an explicit health benefits plan—a defined list of services that are and are not available—is an essential element in creating a sustainable system of universal health cov...
Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health
June 21, 2016
Millions Saved is a collection of success stories in global health—remarkable cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in developing countries have succeeded.