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

Tracking financial commitments to women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health
October 18, 2018
One of our key research interests at The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health is studying how money flows through the global health “system.”  We are interested in questions such as whe
10/18/18 EVENT: Stories from Africa Seminar Series
October 10, 2018
Stories from Africa Seminar Series Our center received a grant from the Duke Africa Initiative to establish a cross-cutting seminar series jointly organized by four centers at Duke Universi...
We need breakthrough technologies to reach the Sustainable Development Goal targets for health
October 7, 2018
This blog was originally published as part of the Future Development blog series of the Brookings Institution on October 5, 2018. The original version can be found here. Sustainable Devel