Ideas to action: independent research for global prosperity
Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Research Publishing Is an Under-Recognised Global Challenge: Opportunities for the G20 to Act
September 05, 2023
The G20 is well placed to provide the leadership needed to ensure that research is a global public good by elevating the discourse on research publishing reform and acknowledging that this is not merely a niche concern for researchers but an important global challenge that underpins human progress.
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...
Empowerment, Aspirations, and Girls’ Education
March 16, 2023
As gender gaps in school enrollment and attainment continue to narrow around the world, global priorities have shifted toward focusing on the quality of education and the implications that a high-quality education has for broader societal outcomes including fostering gender equity. There is ample ev...
Reimagining Global Health Financing: How Refocusing Health Aid at the Margin Could Strengthen Health Systems and Futureproof Aid Financial Flows
February 27, 2023
Health aid has helped domestic financing achieve historic gains in global health but there is much still to be done. Six major issues prevent aid from being more effective, fit for the future, and aligned with country priorities: funding volatility, aid fragmentation, the displacement of domestic fi...
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Investing in Laboratory Systems in African Countries
November 10, 2022
Laboratories are fundamental components of health systems, but investments in strengthening laboratory systems are often inconsistent and inadequate in African countries. This paper qualitatively establishes the complex costs and benefits of strengthening laboratory capacity and systems within and a...
Girls’ Education and Women’s Equality: How to Get More out of the World’s Most Promising Investment
May 12, 2022
To hear talk of it, you might think educating girls is a silver bullet to solve all the world’s ills. A large and still growing collection of research demonstrates the wide-ranging benefits of girls’ education. Recent research has nuanced some of those findings, but the fundamental result stands: Ed...
Adolescent Refugee Girls’ Secondary Education in Ethiopia: An Empirical Analysis of Multiple Vulnerabilities in Low-Resource Displacement Settings
January 13, 2022
Refugee girls are one of the most marginalized groups in the world when it comes to school participation, with girls half as likely to enroll in secondary school as their male peers. Gender disparities can be made worse by conflict and displacement and increase as children get older. As many low- an...