CGD Blog Post Examines Possible Financing Mechanisms Available To Address Ebola Outbreak

Center for Global Development: Ebola Again: Preparedness Is Still Underfinanced, but New Opportunities Are in Play
Amanda Glassman, chief operating officer, senior fellow, and Board secretary at CGD; Liesl Schnabel, institutional advancement associate for strategic partnerships at CGD; and Rebecca Forman, a CGD research assistant, write, “While new tools [to address disease outbreaks] are in place, it’s past time to recognize the need to adequately finance preparedness at home and abroad, and to act on existing opportunities to deploy funding and link tightly to progress on preparedness metrics.” The authors note there are “three new funding mechanisms that might be deployed for preparedness, but they require adjustments — their total amounts, their incentives, and their allocation and focus on results need further attention…” (5/14).

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