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

Intensified multilateral cooperation on global public goods for health: three opportunities for collective action
November 20, 2018
Through a number of collaborative projects with partners such as SEEK Development, UCSF’s Evidence to Policy Initiative, Open Consultants, and Spark Street Consulting, The Center for Policy
What is Essential Universal Health Coverage?
November 1, 2018
In a new report written by the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (the CIH), launched at last week’s Alma Ata at 40 meeting, the CIH draws on evidence from the third edition of the Dis
Let’s End the Fuzziness in Universal Health Coverage
October 25, 2018
This Op-Ed first appeared in Global Health Now. The global health community is gathering this week in Astana, Kazakhstan, to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Alma Ata conference