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Evidence-Based Priority Setting Has the Potential to Address Inefficiency in Healthcare, but Are We Being Efficient?
August 03, 2023
No healthcare system has an unlimited budget, and policy makers everywhere must balance demand for new health services with finite resources. Priority setting systems, often in the form of health technology assessment (HTA), can help evaluate whether health services provide good value for the money...
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IHEA World Congress on Health Economics
June 14, 2023
The IHEA congress is the only global forum for health economists to engage around the latest methodological developments, present recent research findings, and explore the implications of this research for health policy and practice.
How to Get to High-Impact Health Benefits Packages: Challenges and Solutions from the iDSI Network
July 13, 2022
In this blog, we look at how to strengthen HBP design to catalyze sustainable priority setting processes, leveraging lessons learned by partners and Advisory Board members of the international decision support initiative (iDSI).
Afro-European Partnerships in Health: Accelerating Better Efficiency of Health Spending
January 20, 2022
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, many sub-Saharan African countries will face serious economic crises and shrinking public spending. If countries are unable to spend more, they need to spend better. Europe has leading expertise in building institutions for priority-setting in health, making it an...
Rapid Priority Setting in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: The Potential of Adaptive Health Technology Assessments
April 26, 2021
Health budgets are limited and decision makers in all countries face very challenging decisions about which health interventions will be provided, and which will not. COVID has only added to this pressing priority setting problem. In this blog, we highlight key takeaways from our recent comment...
Beyond COVID-19: A Whole of Health Look at Impacts During the Pandemic Response
July 01, 2020
Substantial evidence has emerged relating to the potential magnitude of the indirect health effects of the coronavirus pandemic.This paper provides an overview of the lessons learned from previous outbreaks and economic crises in relation to indirect health effects as well as a framework for adoptin...
A Framework for Identifying the Sources of Indirect Health Effects of COVID-19
July 01, 2020
This blog unveils a framework that can help policymakers move to a holistic COVID-19 response that accounts for the impacts of the pandemic and the measures implemented to fight it.
As Global Health Players Pivot To COVID-19 Responses, We Need Coordinated, Real-Time, Formative Evaluations
June 03, 2020
An estimated $15.9 trillion has been mobilised to respond to the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of this has gone to multilateral and bilateral funders to support low- and middle-income countries’ (LMIC) governments. But how is this money being spent, and how is it impactin...
Priority-Setting for Better Health: The international Decision Support Initiative
April 28, 2020
iDSI is a global network of health, policy, and economic expertise that works to directly strengthen priority-setting methods, capacity and processes, and respond to demand for knowledge diffusion and translation. Learn more about iDSI and CGD's priority setting work.