More Precise Data Helps Drive More Effective Interventions To Combat Global Inequality

The Atlantic: We Need a More Targeted Approach to Combatting Global Inequality
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, and Melinda Gates, both co-founders and co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“…When you start to understand global inequality at the local level, it changes how you think about interventions. … The key is identifying those in need, analyzing how to help, and delivering solutions directly to them. And a few governments around the world are starting to experiment with doing just that. … All these targeted efforts rely on data, and that’s why the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invests so much in data — collecting more of them, analyzing them in more sophisticated ways, and sharing findings with leaders and advocates who need to understand them. … This new trove of health and education data makes us both more impatient and more optimistic. We’re more optimistic because we see a clear path to eliminating inequality — and more impatient because more countries, including our own, need to follow it” (9/17).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

KFF Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270 | Email Alerts: | |

The independent source for health policy research, polling, and news, KFF is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.