If governments of LMICs reformed their medicines procurement practices, how much money would they be able to save? And how much further towards universal health coverage would these savings enable them to go?
CGD Policy Blogs
COVID-19 Surfaces New Directions for Old Challenges: Three Lasting Ways to Improve Global Health Procurement
Effective and efficient procurement of health products—medicines, diagnostics, and devices—is a critical function of all strong health systems. The pandemic has exacerbated long-standing challenges—as highlighted by a recent CGD Working Group—in the purchasing of both COVID-related emergency supplies and other essential health products.
Inclusive policy changes spurred by COVID-19 have so far been limited and temporary, but as governments chart a path to recovery, immigrants and citizens alike would benefit from their extension well beyond the pandemic. This blog highlights two areas—access to the labor market and healthcare—where pandemic-related inclusive responses for immigrants should continue, expand, and pave the way for long-run positive change.
As low- and middle-income countries are hit by the health and economic effects of COVID-19, the international community is working to mobilize billions of dollars in grants, loans, and debt relief. At the moment, it is difficult to get a full picture of the funding on offer, to whom it is given, and how it will be used.
Examining Uncertainties in Global Health Aid through the Lens of Family Planning: A Tale of Three Countries in Three Figures
In the months before the current crisis, CGD’s global health policy team partnered with Pharos Global Health Advisors to understand competing fiscal and programmatic pressures across the health sector. It aimed to drill down on challenges, risks, and opportunities associated with transitions from different global health financing mechanisms.
DFIs are well positioned to address five pressure points in the COVID-19 response that need financing. Let’s unpack these one by one.
From Vision to Architecture: Three Questions to Guide the Global Family Planning Movement Towards 2030
The start of 2020 marks a critical juncture for Family Planning 2020. Authors explore the Beyond 2020 Vision and pose three central questions for the Core Partners and family planning community to consider.