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Cassandra Nemzoff is a policy analyst for the international Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) at the Center for Global Development’s London office. Her work is focused on improving priority setting for health in low- and middle- income countries; she has particular interests in supporting countries to evaluate competing financing pressures from multiple donors exits, maximizing the efficiency of resources allocation, facilitating south-south knowledge exchange, and researching innovative start-ups. Prior to joining CGD, Nemzoff worked for the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Malawi where she provided technical assistance in health financing to the Ministry of Health to improve resource allocation, harmonise nationwide strategic planning, and design the essential health benefits package. Before her work in development, Nemzoff was a private sector consultant at PwC where she worked with clients to strategically respond to US health reforms.
Nemzoff holds an MSc in International Health Economics from the London School of Economics and a BA in Finance and International Business from New York University.
As developing nations are increasingly adopting economic evaluation as a means of informing their own investment decisions, new questions emerge. The right answer to the question “which perspective?” is the one tailored to these local specifics. We conclude that there is no one-size-fits-all and that the one who pays must set or have a major say in setting the perspective.