What we do
We share our skills and expertise in these six areas to help low- and middle-income countries to transition from aid, develop skills to spend smarter and to increase access to quality healthcare so they can achieve Universal Health Coverage.
Tackling healthcare challenges
IDSI works with country partners to design and implement health economic analysis, guidelines, quality standards and pathways to tackle major health challenges, such as maternal health, non-communicable diseases, and antimicrobial resistance.
Strengthening health systems and institutions
iDSI embeds best practice principles for developing sustainable institutions and environments for setting priorities in health. This ensures decisions in health and policy are fair, transparent and informed by evidence.
Towards HTA in the Philippines: iDSI welcomes passage of new Congress UHC BillOctober 9, 2017
Ramblings in Rome – a first-timer at HTAiJuly 14, 2017
Universal Health Compassion For Universal Health CoverageMay 17, 2017
CGD blog highlights take home messages from the HBP workshop, March 2017March 23, 2017
Generating and using evidence
iDSI generates and uses evidence from international literature and national data to help policymakers and healthcare providers understand trade-offs between different options, and design more effective and efficient health benefits packages.
FCO People to People Dialogue and the Prosperity FundDecember 6, 2016
GHD sent representatives to the Healthcare Quality Forum in Mexico City, October 26-28, 2016November 7, 2016
Combination of Policy Process and Technical Evidence: Setting Priority on Health Screening in ThailandJanuary 25, 2016
Towards an evidence-based National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance in VietnamNovember 25, 2015
Smart purchasing for UHC
iDSI helps country partners identify high-value indications for medicines and technologies. This embeds health technology assessment into social insurance programmes and regulatory and pricing mechanisms.
Building capacity for undertaking Health Technology Assessment analyses in IndiaMay 30, 2017
Considering the inclusion of off-label medicines in Universal Health Coverage (UHC) packagesMay 1, 2017
Building capacity to use evidence for UHC in VietnamFebruary 6, 2017
Workshop on reimbursement mechanisms to achieve UHC – organised by the World Health Organisation and international Decision Support InitiativeNovember 10, 2016
Value for money for sustainable development
iDSI’s approach provides value for money both for country governments to make the most of limited resources, and for funders to provide international aid and development in health and other sectors with a longer-term view.
Equality for women – can it help to achieve universal health coverage?October 11, 2017
WHO reports decreased local spending on health in presence of donor aid – so what does this mean?July 27, 2017
First steps towards HTA and priority setting in GhanaMay 5, 2016
Monitoring Value for Money of donor expenditure: learning lessons from the iDSI Reference CaseMarch 11, 2016
IDSI is working to understand and measure success, identifying the key ingredients of stronger institutions and better decisions, so that more relevant insights and lessons can be shared with partners around the world..