Brookings Institution Report Assesses Health Governance Capacity Of, Offers Recommendations For Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Brookings Institution’s “TechTank”: Brookings report assesses health governance capacity in low- and middle-income countries
Jake Schneider, research assistant at the Brookings Institution; John Villasenor, nonresident senior fellow for governance studies at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation; and Darrell West, vice president and director of governance studies and founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution, discuss findings from a Brookings report assessing the health governance capacity of 18 low- and middle-income countries, noting, “The report provides several recommendations for creating a health governance environment conducive to investment in global health R&D. These [include] improving transparency and strengthening management capacity, lowering (or eliminating) tariffs on medical products and expediting regulatory reviews of new drugs, investing in health care infrastructure, and increasing spending on health care in targeted ways” (3/29).