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The Case for Globalization and Robust Global Value Chains
February 08, 2024
A New Vintage of Populism in Latin America
February 23, 2024
Episode 8: The Responsibility of My Country in an Unjust Global System: Do No Harm
February 02, 2024
Most of the episodes in this series have been about my luck and privilege as a white and well-off American; they reflect my growing realization that the luck and privilege I’ve enjoyed in the nearly eight decades of my lifetime are in good part a product of America’s vast wealth and power throughout...
Projections of Eligibility and Transition Trajectories up to 2040: Implications for Gavi’s Next Strategic Period and Beyond
December 14, 2023
The prevailing fiscal outlook alongside broader shifts in the health landscape have important implications for countries’ eligibility for support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Current projections are similar to pre-COVID estimates, but the cohort of transitioning countries face more challenging ...
The Future of UK Global Health Policy: Challenges and Opportunities
November 30, 2023
Since 2019, the UK’s strong reputation in global health has been undermined by a series of deep cuts and a distracting departmental reorganisation. 2024 may, however, represent a turning point, with new Foreign and Development Ministers, both with a strong track record on development, the implementa...
Country Transition Projections up to 2040: Gavi, the Global Fund, and the World Bank’s IDA
October 11, 2023
Many countries are facing a much harsher budgetary prospect than a few years ago. For low- and middle-income countries in particular, domestic health expenditure is expected to plateau or contract (in real terms) for many until 2027, development assistance for health has already plateaued, and a deb...
Towards Universal Health Coverage: Zambia’s Experience Developing a Roadmap to Support Heath Benefit Package Reform
June 01, 2023
For the last three decades, Zambia has implemented a series of policies to gradually work towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This case study delves into the process followed by the government of Zambia in developing those policies, with the aim of supporting other countries embarking on the jo...
iProSE: A Scale for Assessing Progress on Institutional Use of Evidence to Inform Priority Setting in Health
March 10, 2023
Rigorous, explicit, evidence-informed priority-setting (EIPS) in healthcare is an essential instrument for achieving value for money. Growing pressures on healthcare budgets, combined with the post-COVID-19 fiscal crises and plateauing development assistance for health, make institutionalising EIPS ...
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.