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2016

SEEK co-authored a report on the EU’s funding mechanisms for developing tools for poverty-related and neglected diseases. The report was developed with Policy Cures and commissioned by the EACH Coalition. Members of the EACH Coalition include Aeras, DNDi, DSW, Global Health Advocates, HAI, MMV, PATH, Results and TB Alliance.

SEEK led an analysis commissioned by the development NGO umbrella organization VENRO that projects how Germany’s ODA will develop until 2020. The VENRO study was presented to the Bundestag.

SEEK co-authored an article on development assistance for health in the Oxford Review of Economic Policy's special issue on global health.

2015

SEEK developed 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. Aside from the report, SEEK developed a working paper entitled: Global health Architecture : Schäferhoff, Marco/Schrade, Christina/Suzuki, Elina (2015): Analyzing Proposals for Reform of the Global Health Architecture. Chatham House Working Paper.

SEEK conducted an assessment of donor funding for health according to a new classification system as part of its support to the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (CIH). SEEK Development worked with a team of global health experts and economists, including former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and Dean Jamison, to develop this framework and turn the results of this analysis into a Lancet article, available here.

SEEK developed the 2015 accountability report of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH). The report includes lessons learned and future directions on accountability for the health of women, children, and adolescents. The report was presented at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in September 2015; this is the 4th accountability report commissioned by PMNCH.

SEEK Development developed a background paper to inform the Oslo Summit on Education for Development (July 6-7, 2015).

SEEK jointly published a editorial with UCSF in BMJ entitled Germany, the G7 and Global Health. The piece discusses the empirical relevance of G7/G8 summits on investments in health and called on Germany and the G7 to use the summit in Germany to push for gains in global health.

2014

Profiles on the largest European donors to international development

SEEK Development continues to maintain a web-based platform called the DONOR Tracker, providing objective, comparative policy and budget information on the eight largest European donors to international development. The profiles introduce each country’s political system, legislative process, actors and institutions, as well as summarizing their global development strategies and funding commitments. Every profile has a special focus on global health and agriculture. Start-up funding for the DONOR Tracker is provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The PMNCH 2014 Accountability Report: Tracking Financial Commitments to the Global Strategy for Women’s and Chil-dren’s Health

SEEK Development contributed to the development of the annual PMNCH report on analyzing commitments to the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, which was presented at the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly in September 2014. It provides (i) an update on the estimated value of financial commitments, (ii) the progress made in their disbursement and implementation, (iii) an analysis of how these commitments have affected financing for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) more broadly, and (iv) an assessment of the degree to which financial commitments and overall RMNCH funding are aligned with the priorities spelled out in the Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Chil-dren’s Health (GIF), and the Global Health 2035 roadmap, published by The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (CIH).


The Handbook of Global Health Policy: the Global Health Financing Architecture and the Millennium Development Goals

Schäferhoff M, Schrade C, and Schneider M. Wiley-Blackwell; May 2014
A chapter on global health financing architecture and the MDGs in the recently published Handbook of Global Health Policy, which serves to provide a definitive source of the key areas in the field.

Global Fund Information Note: Strategic Investments for HIV Programs

SEEK Development developed this information note on HIV by working in close consultation with Global Fund partners, including UNAIDS. It provides clear guidance for Global Fund applicants requesting funding for HIV who are working to employ the HIV strategic investment approach in the development of Global Fund concept notes.

2013

PMNCH 2013 Report

SEEK Development contributed to the development of the third annual report by PMNCH on commitments made to the Global Strategy, which was presented at the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly in September 2013. The main objective of the report was to assess the extent to which the stakeholders who have made commitments have implemented them, and the extent to which their implementation is contributing to reaching the goals of the Global Strategy.

Right to Health, Right to Life: Why We Need to Act Now on HIV and Human Rights

SEEK Development contributed to this discussion paper, which fed into the High Level Meeting on HIV and Human Rights in the European Union and neighbouring Countries. It calls on Europe to address HIV as a high-priority health and human rights issue, nationally, regionally and internationally.

2012

E2Pi profiles on the three major innovative financing partnerships for global health
Yamey G, Schäferhoff M, Schrade C; May 2012

GAVI Alliance
Global Fund, einschließlich der Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm)
UNITAID


Piloting the Affordable Medicines Facility - malaria: what will “success” look like?
Yamey G, Schäferhoff M, Montagu D. Bulletin of the WHO; March 2012 (in press)

The Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm) is an innovative financing mechanism, managed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to increase the use of artemisinin-based combination therapies for treating malaria. To evaluate the AMFm pilot in eight countries, E2Pi conducted an analysis estimating predetermined “benchmarks” of success at 1 and 2 years.

Zehn Ziele für mehr Bildung? Eine Untersuchung der Zusagen des BMZ im Bildungsbereich (Ten Goals for more education? An examination of BMZ’s commitments to education)

SEEK Development was commissioned by Oxfarm Germany. This study examines the strategic priorities of the BMZ, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany, in education since 2010, and how they are reflected in its financial commitments.

2011

Study on Germany's engagement for girls in developing countries
Erlingsen K, Campe S, Schrade C; November 2011

Commissioned by DSW (German Foundation for World Population), SEEK has conducted a study on strategies and age structures in German support to girls in developing countries and developed recommendations to increase Germany's investment.


Strengthening the Global Financing Architecture for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: Options for Action
Schrade C, Schäferhoff M, Yamey G, Richter E; October 2011

Commissioned by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), SEEK Development and the Global Health Group of the University of California have developed options for improving aid architecture to optimally facilitate the mobilization and channeling of financing and the rapid scale-up of interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH).


Country Profiles of European Donor Governments
Sabine Campe, Meghan Reidy, Christina Schrade, Gavin Yamey; May 2011

E2Pi has published country profiles of global health policymaking in the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, three of the largest European donors. The profiles provide an overview of each country’s political system and decision-making processes, including summaries of current global health strategies and funding commitments.


The Health Systems Funding Platform - A Primer
Marco Schäferhoff, Christina Schrade, Gavin Yamey; March 2011

The GAVI Alliance, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the World Bank are developing a Health Systems Funding Platform to coordinate aid to health systems. E2Pi’s Policy Brief discusses the Platform’s objectives and operational framework, the current status of its implementation, and the challenges it faces.


Estimating Benchmarks of Success in the Affordable Medicines Facility—malaria (AMFm) Phase 1
Marco Schäferhoff, Gavin Yamey; January 2011

E2Pi was contracted by the Global Fund to examine the crucial question facing the AMFm pilot of what constitutes “success” at one year. Results were presented at the 22nd meeting of the Global Fund Board in December 2010.

2010

Packages of Care — A Pragmatic Approach to Exploring an Enhanced Role for the Global Fund in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)
Christina Schrade, Gavin Yamey, Marco Schäferhoff; December 2010

At its December meeting, the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) will discuss whether the GF should increase its support for MNCH. E2Pi's working paper “deconstructs” MNCH to explore which MNCH packages and interventions the GF might be well placed to support.


Financing Maternal and Child Health—What Are the Limitations in Estimating Donor Flows and Resource Needs?
Marco Schäferhoff, Christina Schrade, Gavin Yamey, PLoS Medicine; July 2010

E2Pi analyzes estimates of current spending on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and of how much additional funding is needed to reach global MNCH goals. Accurate estimates are a critical precondition for sound policy and decision making in MNCH. E2Pi argues that the $30bn “price tag” of additional funding needed to save the lives of over 10 million women and children by 2015—cited in the Consensus for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and elsewhere—is misleading because it leaves out crucial service delivery costs. The article makes several recommendations for improving both the tracking of MNCH financing flows and the estimation of additional MNCH resources required to reach the child and maternal millennium development goals (MDGs).


A Moment of Truth for Global Health
Richard Feachem, Gavin Yamey, Christina Schrade, BMJ; June 2010

E2Pi argues that, in response to the economic downturn and potential funding shortfalls, the different “silos” working in the global health community should come together and agree on a “cross cutting” agenda. Such an agenda should focus on how to get the overall global health architecture right and how to ensure maximum return for every dollar invested by tackling four key areas.

2009

"Progress Sheets" for the Living Proof Project of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation}

Prior to its official launch, E2Pi produced a series of briefings summarizing evidence of progress in tackling eight global health priorities (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, polio, immunization, maternal/newborn/child health, nutrition, and neglected tropical diseases). These progress sheets provided critical evidence to support the Living Proof Project a major global health communications and advocacy campaign spearheaded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which aims to sustain and increase investments in global health.