Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91769
Authors: 
Bärnighausen, Till
Bloom, David E.
Humair, Salal
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Policy Paper 58
Abstract: 
Global Health Governance (GHG) comprises the means adopted to promote decision making on actions to protect and promote global health, along with the underlying architecture of global health institutions, initiatives, and actors that facilitate these means. GHG is a key factor influencing health outcomes throughout the world. Over the past decade, the GHG system has increased dramatically in size and complexity. In the past half century, GHG has achieved successes against some tropical diseases, but going forward, it faces new challenges. The current GHG system has several weaknesses – lack of participation, transparency, accountability, and efficiency – but the system also has several strengths – capacity for innovation, flexibility, and the ability to attract a motivated workforce and to encourage entrepreneurship. To adequately address tropical diseases in the future, GHG reforms will need to address some of the weaknesses while preserving the strengths.
Subjects: 
development assistance
tropical disease
global health governance
JEL: 
F35
F68
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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