Better decisions. Better health.
iDSI is a global network working to increase the value and impact of health spending. We believe everyone should have fair access to health, receiving the right treatment and the right medicines at the right time.
Where We Work
Low- and middle- income countries face a range of challenges in meeting the health needs of their populations and achieving universal healthcare coverage – the best way to achieve SDG 3. We work with them to navigate options for managing and allocating their finite resources to ensure their healthcare systems meet these needs efficiently and equitably.
What We Do
Using Evidence for Decision-Making in Health Benefits Package Design: iDSI co-hosts major event, bringing together policy-makers from six North Eastern Indian States27.02
Changing a Theory of Change: Six important lessons from our work with iDSI28.01
What’s In, What’s Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage24.08
Vaccinate children against deadly pneumococcal disease, or pay for cardiac patients to undergo lifesaving surgery? Cover the costs of dialysis for kidney patients, or channel the money toward preventing the conditions that lead to renal failure in the first place? Policymakers dealing with the realities of limited health care budgets face tough decisions like these regularly. And for many individuals, ...
Political economy of priority-setting and Health Technology Assessment31.05
Many health improving interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are extremely good value for money; and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is an evidence-informed approach for identifying and choosing among those interventions. So why has it often proven difficult to obtain political backing for highly cost-effective interventions such as vaccinations, treatments against diarrhoeal disease in children and preventive policies such ...
Determining Value from Healthcare Spending: The Role of Cost-Effectiveness Thresholds Healthcare systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face considerable population healthcare needs with markedly fewer resources than those in high income countries. The way in which available resources are allocated across competing priorities is crucial in affecting how much health is generated overall, who receives healthcare interventions and who ...
iDSI reference case for economic evaluation29.08
The iDSI reference case is a principle-based approach to guide the planning, conduct and reporting of economic evaluations. It provides decision makers with relevant and reliable ways to determine the likely implications of implementing a treatment or health service in specific contexts. Its primary focus is on meeting the informational needs of decision makers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). ...