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November 12 International Conference Innovations in Global Health Financing: Measuring and Having Impact

Measuring Impact and Having Impact are not always the same thing. On the occasion of the honorary doctorate awarded this week to prof. Paul Gertler at Erasmus University, a core of topresearchers in the field of impact evaluations in health gathered in the Erasmus Pavillion for a special international conference devoted to innovations in global health financing.

Amidst an enthusiastic international audience, speakers shared their views on state-of-the-art questions and important global challenges in evaluating health financing strategies and health impact, in a variety of settings.

With the adoption of the new UN Global Goals for sustainable development, the debates on evaluating impact of numerous interventions are rapidly gaining momentum. A crucial ingredient to arriving at Universal Health Coverage, for instance, is rewarding health providers for delivering good quality care. The speakers engaged in lively discussion on the challenges in building experimental and non-experimental evidence on the various innovations currently proposed in the financing of health care and the remuneration of health care providers. While experiments provide the most convincing evidence on impact in a number of settings, they are seldom feasible to examine questions of health systems design, most relevant to policy makers. The pros, cons and practical issues surrounding various evaluation methodologies were held up for scrutiny.

Find here the various conference presentations:

Paul Gertler (University of California, Berkeley)
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Manoj Mohanan (Duke University)
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Marcos Vera Hernandez (University College London)
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Winny Yip (Oxford University)
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Van de Poel  (Erasmus University/ iBMG)
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Chris Elbers  (Free University/AIID)
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Adam Wagstaff (World Bank)
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All speakers were seasoned researchers in complex policy arenas. A final panel questioned the ways in which the gap, which often exists between research and policy, could be better bridged. – Download document (.pdf)

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