Deep and Wide? Or Wide and Shallow?

We cannot do development differently by adopting a different set of techniques. Change is political. We must engage with the process of change.

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Don’t Forget the Media when Taking on Health Care Financing Reform

In most low- and middle-income countries, many people lack access to quality health care. Governments working to provide better access to healthcare should not forget an important partner: the media.

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The World Development Report Is Powerful – but Is It Memorable?

In 1926, John Maynard Keynes said that "everything is politics, nothing is policies." Has the World Bank has discovered this truth for itself? What does the 2017 World Development Report say about governance, politics and power?

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The Global Progress on HIV and AIDS and the Work That Remains

Despite - and in some ways because of - the success in South Africa and worldwide in the fight against AIDS, much work and many challenges remain.

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A New Paradigm for Innovation in the Development Ecosystem

During a recent talk at Devex World, I posed this question: "How do we learn from the world of business, the rapidly changing world of start-ups and the sharing economy to change the way we do development?"

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Creating an Interface between Health Authorities and Central Budget Agencies: Implications for Domestic Resource Mobilization for Health

When external health funding dwindles as government revenue grows in recipient countries, a natural reaction is to clamor for increased domestic financing for health.

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Stay Tuned: More on Ethiopia’s Experience in Community-Based Health Insurance

In a blog post following the conference in Rotterdam on universal health coverage in Africa, Bruno Meessen of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp debated whether voluntary health insurance behaves like a "zombie, shot many times but always coming back." Is this true? Are there exceptions where voluntary schemes perform well?

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