Private Investment in Global Health to be Featured in New Brookings Series

A series of reports by the Brookings Private Sector Global Health R&D Project will examine funding levels, rate of return on investment, and the financial benefits of global health R&D.

Private sector investment plays a crucial role in advancing the state of health and healthcare, particularly with regards to the development of robust healthcare delivery systems, affordable medications and effective diagnostic tools. To this end, the Brookings Institution, an American think-tank, has released the first of a series of publications that seek to examine the private investment shortcomings in global health and propose instructive policy solutions that coordinate fiscal and social returns. Titled “Health Governance Capacity: Enhancing Private Sector Investment in Global Health,” the initial publication examines the role of good governance in encouraging healthcare investment from both the private and public sector. Specifically, the authors assess the state of management capacity, regulatory processes, health infrastructure and policy conditions in a number of low- and middle-income countries across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, and identify characteristics of good governance that can encourage the development of an attractive investment environment. Future reports, all to be published by the Brookings Private Sector Global Health R&D Project, will examine funding levels, rate of return on investment, and the financial benefits of global health R&D. —AG

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