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“When they say cut in Africa, what do they want to cut? It’s the bigger emitters that should have the responsibility to cut,” says ⁦@TitusGwemende@OpenSociety⁩ in ⁦@nytimesnytimes.com/2021/11/09/cli…
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#India is racing to vaccinate its villages in the hopes of preventing a new Covid surge. But suspicion of the government’s motives runs deep bloomberg.com/news/features/… via @BW
More than 28 million years of life were lost due to the #pandemic in 2020 across 31 countries, with Russia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, the U.S., and Poland recording the heaviest toll #COVID19 (and yet we quibble on how to prepare for the next time...) bloomberg.com/news/articles/… @markets
Government self-reports of emissions to UN far from more objective measures; this is true in #health and #pandemic #COVID19 as well. On this, a treaty is unlikely to help and why crucial #data systems need checks and balances. washingtonpost.com/climate-enviro…
There could be a shortage of one to two billion syringes needed to administer COVID-19 vaccinations in 2022 which could also impact routine immunisations and undermine needle safety, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday. reuters.com/business/healt…
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Same on potential #pandemic pathogen R&D, antimicrobial resistance twitter.com/adam_tooze/sta…
Your regular reminder that GLOBAL government energy R&D spending is less than what Americans spend annually on pet food & treats. Not vet bills. Just food and treats …. Energy transition? Seriously? WE AIN'T EVEN TRYING! One for @ErikFossing iea.blob.core.windows.net/assets/5e6b382…
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In our previous podcast episode, @gyude_moore introduced digital ID as a tool for #globaldev 🌍 Now, Gyude explores how digital ID could improve lives via social protection programs. 🎙️ guests: CGD'@anitnathth & World Bank'@Ugentilinini 🎧 Listen herbit.ly/3wnKzGSQIH
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Total $ value of American foreign aid has been remarkably flat over 4 decades, with the big exception of the Bush-era surge for HIV/AIDS + Iraq/Afghanistan. crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/…
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Relatively to any sensible denominator, of course, that means steady decline. As a % of GDP, foreign aid peaked at 3% in 1949, stayed in the 1% range until LBJ, and has hovered around 0.2-0.3% since Reagan.
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My latest is on why China is likely to remain closed to visitors well into 2024 - and what this could mean for global politics, business and China’s national psyche on.ft.com/3043xpz
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Venezuela has begun vaccinating children aged 2 to 11 against COVID-19 with the Cuban Soberana 2 vaccine, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Monday. reuters.com/business/healt…
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Singapore will no longer cover the medical costs of Covid patients who choose not to get vaccinated, officials said. More than 80% of the country’s population is inoculated, but sustained numbers of severe cases have strained the health care system. nyti.ms/3H5lEN6
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“If the billionaires do not act, I will also be in the vanguard of those advocating for a tax on them, with proceeds earmarked towards improving the lives of the poorest on this planet.” brookings.edu/blog/future-de…
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The #COVID-19 pandemic underlines the need to strengthen health system resilience: ➡️ Address persistent shortages of #healthworkers ➡️ Invest in primary care & disease prevention ➡️ Tackle the mental health impact See our new #HealthData and analysis 👉oe.cd/Health-at-a-Gl…6p
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Just out in @TheLancet! Detailed analysis of @TheIndPanel's day by day chronology of the early months of the #COVID19 pandemic. Important lessons that must drive reforms to protect global #publichealth. Thankful to the awesome team who worked on this! thelancet.com/journals/lance…
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Learn more about the systematic review by @watson_ju, @abdo_yazbeck & Hartel of published research on health insurance and equity, and the evidence on what works and what does not in serving the needs of the poor in the health sector. Read it now: tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10…
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Good thread on the new behavioral sciences and experimental economics unit @USAID from @s_e_rose @CGDev twitter.com/s_e_rose/statu…
Reforming @IMFNews conditionality to boost spend on #health & #education in #COVID19 recovery - earlier work finds control over extrabudgetary spending leads to increased availability of resources- SGupta @CGDev (cc all off-budget #globalhealth donors!) cgdev.org/blog/reforming…
Join @theNAMedicine and @NASEM_Health on Nov 18 for report release webinar, 4 new reports on lessons learned from #COVID19 to inform #pandemic & #influenza response. @CGDev did its part @Yadav_supplychn #supplychain + me #financing. Register to attend: bit.ly/3mI2NiS
Immigrants could help fill America's millions of job openings feat @m_clem @CGDev axios.com/immigration-jo…
Antiviral pills on the horizon could be key to Covid containment @VinGuptaMD msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/… via @MSNBC
Really interesting paper "The Costs and Benefits of Monitoring Providers: Evidence from Medicare Audits". Also relevant for other countries, including middle-incomes that are expanding health insurance. cc/ @oksmith22 @glassmanamanda twitter.com/maggieshi311/s…
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What’s the Latest Research in Development Economics? 185 microsummaries of papers from NEUDC 2021 by @DaveEvansPhD & @Almedina1Music blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluati…
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🗓️ 9th November: we will release#OECDD's comprehensive cross-country#healthh analysis, with new evidence on the health impact of#COVID199 & recommendations on how best to invest in the resilience of health systems. �oe.cd/Health-at-a-Gl…Yu #OECDHealthtXT
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"Rarely can the prospects of any nation have imploded so spectacularly as those of Ethiopia.” Essential backgrounder by @davidpilling ft.com/content/5b117c…
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Electricity consumption: Average African vs. a US family's fridge
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#Mortality estimates for SE Asia - huge diffs btwn IHME and WHO modeled estimates of cause specific mortality reflect a need to strengthen real-world measurement of deaths and their causes @IhppThailand+ gh.bmj.com/content/6/11/e…
Waste-water SARS-CoV-2 concentrations have consistently been a predictor of upcoming case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths. Everyone is tired of covid, but as cold weather descends, it's critical that we: - vaccinate - test before social gatherings - wear masks indoors
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In just two weeks, Togo designed and launched an all-digital system for delivering monthly payments to millions of people—and made the U.S. program look like a “dinosaur” trib.al/TwKZmb4
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#Nigeria low infection rates: “No one knows why this is the case,” said Sadiq. “Some attribute to BCG vaccines for TB, or to living in a malaria-endemic zone. Some say young age of the population. These are hypotheses. I just think we are undertesting.” theguardian.com/global-develop…
Pakistan has stated that it won't accept any more Afghan refugees. International actors must support them to do so, through a new refugee compact. ✍ New @devex op-ed by myself (@CGDev), @MarthaGBle, and Sarah Miller (@RefugeesIntl) #LetThemWork devex.com/news/opinion-p…
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Two facts many people don't know: 1) The global median income has doubled in 17 years from 2000 to 2017. A stunningly rapid progress the world has *never* seen before. (Adjusted for prices, so not due to inflation) 2) Still half the people in the world have less than $7 per day
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Latin America and South Asia suffered the largest excess death rates during this pandemic - not Europe or North America pandem-ic.com/the-global-pic…
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Staying one step ahead of SARS-CoV-2 requires genetic surveillance, continual laboratory testing of existing vaccines, and the development of new vaccine approaches 🔬 cepi.net/news_cepi/to-k…j
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Excellent overview of the achievements and challenges of #Colombia’s health system - unique & v good at equity, financial protection and treatment of disease like cancer among the poor. Problems w quality, public health, decentralized govts…. twitter.com/agaviriau/stat…
Our new funding Call will support clinical trials evaluating the impact of reduced booster doses and third shots of #COVID19 vaccines. This approach could play an important role in stretching the global vaccine supply and increasing access to doses ➡️bit.ly/3lKZSph
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An additional $19•7B for... the delivery of vaccines...will be “essential to end the acute phase of the pandemic in all countries”. These will have to be covered by other mechanisms. thelancet.com/journals/lance…
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Moderna Finds That Inventing a Covid Vaccine Was the Easy Part - manufacturing is also costly and requires new strategies to transfer rapidly #pandemic #preparedness bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
China’s Stagflation Risk Builds as Growth Slows bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
USC study shows that "middlemen in the distribution process now take home approximately 53% of the net proceeds from the sale of insulin, up from 30% in 2014. Meanwhile, the share going to manufacturers has decreased by 33%" healthpolicy.usc.edu/article/more-t…
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Q: how do other donors respond to politically-driven fluctuations in US aid? Results suggest that other donors' response is of the same sign: i.e., when US aid ⬇️ other countries' aid also ⬇️. No evidence of compensation for the US-induced shortfall
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Chinese drug firm Sinovac says Covid-19 vaccine safe for children, babies as young as six months old; submits data to Hong Kong government scmp.com/news/hong-kong…
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AIIB to continue vaccine funding for developing nations in 2022 reuters.com/business/cop/a…
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. @politico-dive deeper on the action by the US to defer its own delivery and give to covax. Get copies of order books, what country gets orders in the next months and can they defer to get larger volumes sooner to COVAX/AVAT? @ErinBanco -policy made by govts not for-profit firms twitter.com/erinbanco/stat…
“Fortunately, today we have the tools to both detect and evaluate the risk of such novel viruses. We just need the political will and financial support to do so." twitter.com/glassmanamanda…
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