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

Indonesia’s pursuit of universal health coverage: challenges in selecting high-value healthcare and preventing waste
January 14, 2019
This was an invited guest blog written by colleagues in Thailand’s Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program. Health care technologies, including medicines, vaccines, and devi
Always the Bridesmaid…
December 20, 2018
The following article was originally featured in the December 2018 issue of  The Medicine Maker magazine. The complete December 2018 issue of the magazine can be found here. You can downl
Development Assistance for Health: 4 Key Developments to Watch for in 2019
December 20, 2018
2018 has been a year of many firsts that could help to mobilize global health financing and improve collaboration among global health actors.  Among these firsts, the Global Financing Facili