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

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Summit: What is it and why does it matter to global health?
September 10, 2018
FOCAC: What is it? The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (中非合作论坛 or FOCAC) is an official forum between China and Africa, with the highest level of engagement taking the form of a summit he
Are tough times ahead for countries graduating from foreign aid?
March 12, 2018
This blog was originally published as part of the Future Development blog series of the Brookings Institution on March 8, 2018 and the original version can be found here. During the next ...
Analysis: Are We on Track to Achieve SDG Goals for Maternal and Child Health?
February 27, 2018
Seventy-nine countries are off track to meet ambitious global health targets for maternal and child health, according to an analysis by researchers from the Brookings Institution and the Duk...