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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Why Do Governments Cut Their Deficits? Lessons for High-Debt Countries in a Post-Pandemic World
October 31, 2022
We construct a novel database covering more than 450 fiscal consolidation episodes in 185 countries during the period 1979-2019. Using discrete choice models, we then examine the (broader macroeconomic and political) factors motivating these fiscal consolidation episodes.
WASHing Away Resistance: Why the UK Should Invest in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
October 19, 2022
This note was first published as evidence submitted to the joint inquiry of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) on WASH and Antibiotics into the links between antibiotic resistance and lack of access to WASH.
Leveraging Purchasing Systems to Ensure Access, Stewardship, and Innovation: A Landscape Review of Current and Potential Market Structures for Antimicrobials
June 28, 2022
This working paper aims to synthesise existing research and thinking on how antimicrobials are procured and ways to improve the current purchasing system.
Assessment of Expenditure Choices by Low- and Low- Middle-Income Countries During the Pandemic and Their Impact on SDGs
June 06, 2022
Before the pandemic, the achievement of the SDGs by 2030 was doubtful in part because of the slow pace in generating additional revenues from domestic sources. As the financing needs have increased after the pandemic, the achievement of these goals will be delayed beyond 2030, unless additional fina...
Understanding the Cost-Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccination in Nigeria
April 28, 2022
COVID-19 has disrupted health systems across the globe. Nigeria reported its first COVID-19 case in February 2020, and, since then, the government has rolled out four vaccines to help control the pandemic—Moderna, Oxford-Astra Zeneca (AZ), Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Pfizer-BioNTech.
Understanding the Cost-Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccination in Ethiopia
April 28, 2022
COVID-19 radically changed most people’s lives in 2020, including across Africa. In Ethiopia, the disruption started with school closing, and other restrictions soon followed. Despite these efforts to contain the virus, Ethiopia—like almost all countries—suffered significant health impacts. It has r...
Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth in Asia
April 06, 2022
This paper discusses how fiscal policy can help foster more inclusive growth in developing Asia. On average, government expenditures in developing Asia are higher, as a share of gross domestic product, than those in Latin America and the Caribbean. Relative to Latin America, developing Asia spends m...