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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Generating and Using Cost Evidence to Inform Provider Payment Rates: Lessons from High-Income Countries for India’s National Health Insurance Program
June 07, 2023
PM-JAY, India’s national health insurance program, is the largest publicly funded health insurance program in the world. It has reformed the way in which the poor and vulnerable access hospital care in India. The size of this program and the inclusion of private providers in delivering care has led ...
Development Finance Cooperation amidst Great Power Competition: What Role for the World Bank?
May 15, 2023
The ability of the World Bank to strike an appropriate balance between country demands and global goods depends on the institution’s shareholders. Yet, the deterioration in the bilateral relationship between the United States and China now threatens to undermine effective governance at the instituti...
Lessons from Expanding Access to COVID-19 Treatments in LMICs through Voluntary Licensing
December 14, 2022
Voluntary licensing agreements can be a powerful tool to facilitate global access to essential medicines—but without careful attention to their features, their impact on access in LMICs will be too little, too late.
Oral Antiviral Treatments for COVID-19: Time to Revisit?
December 14, 2022
Almost a year after two oral antiviral treatments received emergency use authorization, demand is extremely low. In this note, we argue that governments and their donor partners should use data and evidence to consider the economic and clinical rationale for registering, financing, purchasing, and d...
Rapid and Equitable Access to Medical Countermeasures: Lessons, Landscape, and Near-Term Recommendations
May 11, 2022
This note takes a quick look at the lessons learned and the existing landscape of MCM manufacturing in the context of the current pandemic response and suggests eight areas for action along with near-term recommendations to the global community to both prepare and respond to future pandemic risks.
Policy Actions for the US Government to Accelerate Access to Oral Antivirals for COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
April 07, 2022
While oral antivirals are not a substitute for vaccination, they are key to preventing severe illness, saving lives, and preserving health systems. Vaccination rates continue to be low in low-income countries; only 14 percent of the population in low-income countries has received one dose of the vac...
Multilateral Development Banks’ Crisis Response: What Instruments Do MDBs Offer and How Fast Do They Act?
March 14, 2022
In the face of sudden economic shocks and natural disasters that limit the ability of economies to rapidly raise revenue, MDBs have the potential to play a leading role in crisis response to minimize the damage. One key factor in their success in this role is the speed of their financing instruments...