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International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries. Follow at

Jun 11, 2012

Given a small budget, would it make sense to vaccinate 10 children against childhood diseases, or one woman to prevent transmission of HIV to her unborn child? In today’s global health arena where resources are limited and demands are growing, policy makers constantly face such budgetary dilemmas with little expert guidance.

My guest on this week’s Wonkcast is Amanda Glassman – a research fellow and director of CGD’s global health program. Her recent report, Priority Setting in Health: Building Institutions for Smarter Public Spending, draws on the expertise of a CGD working group to offer recommendations for improving the allocation of scarce health funding, despite political and bureaucratic constraints.