Evaluating Priority Setting For Health

“[W]hen facing a limited budget (as most low- and middle-income countries are) how can countries best sort multiple priorities into effective, sustainable policies?” Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and a research fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), and Kate McQueston, a program coordinator at CGD, ask in the CGD’s “Global Health Policy” blog. They note CGD’s “working group on Priority Setting Institutions for Health has been evaluating this question,” and state, “There are substantial gains that can be achieved by shifting the current distribution of public funding to more cost effective interventions.” The authors highlight several CGD papers on the topic and note the working group’s final report will be released this summer (4/19).