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...
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...
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 ...
Energy Access Targets Working Group
April 20, 2015
The Energy Access Targets Working Group will assess the current common definition of “modern energy access” and propose possible alternative targets. With at least a billion people worldwide living without electricity, and many millions more held back by blackouts and high costs, im...
Scaling Up Performance-Based Transfers for Reduced Tropical Deforestation
January 02, 2015
Publish What You Buy
November 18, 2014
Transparency in government contracting has gained increasing international support over the past years. Some countries, including the Slovak Republic, Colombia and the United Kingdom, have begun publishing online the complete text of government contracts. Publishing government contracts can bring m...
Priority-Setting Institutions for Global Health
September 10, 2014
If you have $200 to spend on health in a developing country, would you vaccinate 10 children against deadly childhood diseases or provide AIDS treatment to one woman to prevent transmission of HIV to her unborn child? Policy makers routinely face such tough budgetary dilemmas with little expert guid...
Value for Money: An Agenda for Global Health Funding Agencies
August 25, 2014
As international commitments become more ambitious and aid resources become increasingly constrained, global health funding agencies are seeking to improve the efficiency and impact of their investments. This growing “value for money” (VfM) agenda aims to reduce costs, increase imp...