Understanding and Mitigating the Global Burden of Lead Poisoning
July 07, 2022
Lead poisoning may be one of the most overlooked challenges in global health, education, and development. Exposure to lead creates a multi-pronged and permanent attack on these children’s health and development during their vulnerable and formative early years, with devastating lifelong effects. Lea...
Working Group on a New Grand Bargain for Antimicrobial Procurement
June 27, 2022
While there have been high-level commitments from the World Health Assembly, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the G20, and the G7 to tackle AMR, there has yet to be a fundamental change in how we purchase antimicrobials, or an international approach to improving access, fostering innovati...
Working Group on New Evidence Tools for Policy Impact
June 01, 2021
CGD recently launched a working group to consider how the next generation of investments in impact evaluations—as part of the broader evidence and data ecosystem—can enhance their usefulness, responsiveness, and relevance for public policy decision-making. A renewed agenda is needed to help increase...
The ‘Learning at Scale’ Advisory Group
October 08, 2019
Learning outcomes are low and instruction is poor in many countries in the Global South. Improving learning outcomes has proven to be difficult, although the number of successful programs is growing. The effective examples have seldom been implemented at large scale, however; and the large-scale suc...
Study Group on Technology, Comparative Advantage, and Development Prospects
August 30, 2018
Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, and information and communications technology have the potential to transform a range of industries and services around the world. While the effects of these changes in OECD countries have been broadly researched, their potential impacts in the developi...
Incorporating Economics and Modelling in Global Health Goals and Guidelines
November 15, 2017
International organizations influence national-level health sector priorities by affecting how much funding is available for healthcare delivery within countries and setting limits on how that funding is used. They exert particular influence in setting disease-specific targets, developing clinical g...
Working Group on the Future of Global Health Procurement
July 31, 2017
Many low-and lower-middle-income countries currently procure a large portion of their health commodities through centralized, donor-managed procurement mechanisms, and often at subsidized prices or as donations. Over the next several decades, however, the landscape of global health procurement will ...
Working Group on Alignment in Family Planning
Rachel Silverman Bonnifield
September 09, 2016
Investing in family planning is critical because it provides health and economic benefits to the users themselves, their families, and the societies in which they live. To maximize the effect of those investments, however, it is necessary to understand how and why donors prioritize certain programs,...
Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers for Health
November 25, 2014
In many large federal or decentralized countries, the majority of public spending on health is executed by state and district governments (see graph below). Improving health in these countries—and globally—depends on improving the sufficiency, efficiency, and effectiveness of health spendi...