Our Mission

The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health, based at the Duke Global Health Institute, is an innovative policy lab that addresses critical challenges in financing and delivering global health.

Our analytic work and policy dialogue/engagement aims to address three important gaps in global health financing:

  • A gap in financing crucial but neglected “global functions” that benefit the poor
  • A “middle income gap” that can arise when countries graduate from development assistance for health­
  • A domestic health financing gap in low-income countries and middle-income countries.


Our Work
Projects & Papers

Read our latest publications

Transitioning from foreign aid: is the next cohort of graduating countries ready?
Read our latest working paper on "Transitioning from foreign aid: is the next cohort of graduating c
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How many lives are at stake? Assessing 2030 sustainable development goal trajectories for maternal and child health
Read the analysis published by the BMJ on February 15, 2018 by our director, Gavin Yamey, and John M
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How to convene an international health or development commission: ten key steps
Our director, Gavin Yamey, along with Lawrence H. Summers, Dean Jamison and Jessica Brinton provide
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Policy Blog

Measuring the gap between ability and effort in domestic revenue mobilization
April 30, 2019
This blog was first published in Brookings Future Development Blog. The authors, Ipchita Bharali and Indermit Gill have authored a policy brief and a report "Enhancing domestic revenues: con
A Roadmap for Ending the Moral Catastrophe of TB
March 25, 2019
This Op-Ed was first published in GLOBAL HEALTH NOW of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Op-Ed focuses on the release of the report by the Lancet Commission on Tuberculosi...
Is trade with India changing Africa’s health care landscape?
March 5, 2019
This blog was first published in Brookings Future Development Blog and is part of an ongoing series of blogs based on the Stories from Africa Seminar Series that concluded i...