Benefit-Cost Analysis in Global Health Workshop

James Hammitt and Lisa Robinson smiling at camera.

CHDS faculty Lisa A. Robinson and James K. Hammitt are leading an online professional development workshop, “Benefit-Cost Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.” The workshop is sponsored by the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis and will be held in three 2.5-hour sessions during the week of May 3 through May 7, 2021.

The workshop focuses on the use of benefit-cost analysis to evaluate policies for improving health and longevity in low- and middle-income countries. It builds on the Reference Case Guidelines for Benefit-Cost Analysis in Global Health and Development funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It combines presentations with substantial opportunities for interaction and discussion, including case studies. Participants will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts that underlie benefit-cost analysis, consider its advantages and limitations, explore its major components and what each should include, and gain familiarity with default estimates for valuing changes in health and longevity.

Additional instructors include Maureen Cropper (University of Maryland and Resources for the Future),  Dean Jamison (University of California, San Francisco), Mark Radin (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Damian Walker (Center for Global Development), Tommy Wilkinson (The World Bank), and Brad Wong (Copenhagen Consensus Center).

Learn more: Visit the SBCA website
Learn more: Explore the Resource Pack: BCA in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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