Designing innovative policy solutions to close global health financing gaps

This project focused on innovative ways to close critical financing gaps that present obstacles to achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a “grand convergence” in global health.

The analysis and policy engagement included three areas of focus.

  1. The global functions of health aid: quantifying and closing the financing gaps
  2. How health aid should evolve to tackle the “middle-income dilemma”
  3. Closing the domestic health financing gap in low- and middle-income countries

Shashika Bandara, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Ipchita Bharali, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Siddharth Dixit, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Hanna Huffstetler, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Wenhui Mao, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Kaci Kennedy McDade, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Osondu Ogbuoji, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Gavin Yamey, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health

How much donor financing for health is channelled to global versus country-specific aid functions?
Authors: Marco Schäferhoff, Sara Fewer, Jessica Kraus, Emil Richter, Lawrence H Summers, Jesper Sundewall, Gavin Yamey, Dean T Jamison

Transitioning from foreign aid: is the next cohort of graduating countries ready?
Authors: Gavin Yamey, Diana Gonzalez, Ipchita Bharali, Kelly Flanagan, Robert Hecht

The publication is accompanied by a Brookings Future Development blog on March 8, 2018.

A framework for stimulating economic investments to prevent emerging diseases
Authors: Daniel L Schar, Gavin Mark Yamey, Catherine C Machalaba, William B Karesh

Financing of international collection action for epidemic and pandemic preparedness. Authors: Gavin Yamey, Marco Schäferhoff, Ole Kristian Aars, Barry Bloom, Dennis Carroll, Mukesh Chawla, Victor Dzau, Ricardo Echalar, Indermit Singh Gill, Tore Godal, Sanjeev Gupta, Dean Jamison, Patrick Kelley, Frederik Kristensen, Ceci Mundaca-Shah, Ben Oppenheim, Julie Pavlin, Rodrigo Salvado, Peter Sands, Rocio Schmunis, Agnes Soucat, Lawrence H Summers, Anas El Turabi, Ron Waldman, Ed Whiting

This project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Questions? Please contact Gavin Yamey.

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