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Strategy and policy development

  • Development of recommendations to optimize the World Health Organization’s (WHO) resource mobilization approach based on rigorous analyses of the landscape for global health financing, thorough evaluation of the organizational approach, and benchmarking of leading organizations in the field of global health. The Strategic Framework presented includes both recommended strategic priorities and a transformed operating model for Resource Mobilization in order to deliver more and more sustainable resources for the organization.
  • Development of a report on the global health architecture in the post-2015 era in collaboration with Chatham House. The report examines the fit-for-purpose of the global health system in light of emerging challenges in the post-2015 era and identifies priority areas for reform. They include the need for greater political leadership in global health, the challenge of NCDs to national health systems, and the need to develop better approaches to strengthening global public goods and addressing cross-border externalities.
  • Supporting World Bank in drafting the Concept Note and Business Plan for proposed Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman, Every Child, including proposals for the governance structure and institutional role to be played by GFF. Strategic advice to World Bank on how to position GFF within the broader RMNCAH financing architecture and maximize its potential to mobilize international and domestic resources for RMNCAH, support countries transitioning to middle-income status, and streamline existing RMNCAH financing.
  • Support to the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (CIH) to translate its findings into actionable policy recommendations for donor and country governments, and to conduct targeted analysis. As part of this project, SEEK conducted an assessment of donor funding for health according to a new classification system that distinguishes between aid for global functions (providing global public goods, managing cross-border externalities, and fostering leadership and stewardship). This approach provides a more comprehensive picture of donor support for health by examining support beyond what is conventionally reported as official development assistance to also include additional public spending for pharmaceutical R&D for neglected diseases. Analysis of eight of the largest donors has found a dramatic shortfall in donor funding for key global health issues. SEEK Development worked with a team of global health experts and economists, including former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and Dean Jamison, to develop the framework and turn the results of this analysis into a Lancet article, available for free here; commissioned by the CIH Secretariat.
  • Strategic options report on strengthening the global financing architecture to improve the health of women and children; commissioned by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH). Strategic advice to PMNCH in developing recommendations for a potential financing mechanism on RMNCH.
  • Development of strategic options for maximizing the impact of investments in health systems strengthening in the New Funding Model of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; commissioned by the Global Fund.
  • Development of an Information Note on Strategic Investments for HIV programs of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund): guidance for applicants under the Global Fund’s New Funding Model on ways to adopt a strategic investment approach and maximize impact of resources in funding applications; commissioned by the Global Fund.
  • Strategic advice to the German Agency for International Development cooperation (GIZ) to support Germany’s representative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in the Finance and Operational Performance Committee of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
  • Strategy development and policy support for a new financing window for malaria drugs for the W.J. Clinton Foundation and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
  • Strategic advice and support to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Germany’s development policy and the foundation’s dialogue with the German government, parliament and civil society.
  • Development and implementation of a German strategy for policy dialogue and advocacy for the GAVI Alliance (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization), a public-private partnership to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunization in poor countries.
  • Development and implementation of a strategy for dialogue and engagement with German stakeholders for Aeras (Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation) and the TB Alliance (Global Alliance for TB Drug Development), two product development partnerships (PDPs) for research and development of new drugs and vaccines against tuberculosis.
  • Policy paper on Germany’s support and strategic recommendations for intensifying Germany’s engagement for girls in developing countries; commissioned by DSW (German Foundation for World Population).