CGD Experts Discuss Availability Of, Challenges Surrounding Data On Global Health Commodity Procurement

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: The State of Global Health Commodity Procurement: Moving from Data Points to the Bigger Picture
Kalipso Chalkidou, director of global health policy and senior fellow at CGD; Janeen Madan Keller, senior policy analyst at CGD; and Daniel Rosen, senior associate and Freeman chair in China studies at CGD, discuss the efforts of CGD’s working group on the Future of Global Health Procurement, which is “exploring the availability of data (or lack thereof) related to global health commodity markets” and “trying to understand the current state of health commodity procurement in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) — specifically which commodities are procured, by whom, how, and at what price. While there has been progress in improving data availability, the data are spotty and challenges abound…” (5/1).