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Event Name:Guidelines for Benefit-Cost Analysis: Methods Papers and Case Studies Workshop

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the development of guidelines for the economic evaluation of investments in health and development, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (see: https://sites.sph.harvard.edu/bcaguidelines/). To support this effort, we have commissioned a series of methods papers and case studies. The draft papers, and the resulting recommendations and next steps, will be discussed in a one and one-half day workshop at Harvard University which will be open to the public.

We are very pleased to announce that Larry Summers will be joining us for a conversation with Dean Jamison about the role of benefit-cost analysis in global health and development.

There is no charge for attendance, but registration is required. To view the preliminary agenda and hotel information, and to register, please visit https://sites.sph.harvard.edu/bcaguidelines/methods-and-case-studies-workshop/.

It will include presentation and discussion of draft methods papers that address topics such as:
  • Valuing mortality risk reductions
  • Valuing nonfatal risk reductions
  • Discounting future impacts
  • Valuing changes in time use
  • Valuing protection against health-related financial risks
  • Assessing distribution and equity
  • Estimating economy-wide impacts
Discounted lodging is available here

The draft papers will be posted on our website prior to the workshop. More information will be available soon; please visit our website for updates.
Event Date:11/2/2017 - 11/3/2017
Event Time:8:30 am Thursday-12:30 pm Friday
Location:Joseph P. Martin Center (Longwood Campus)
Harvard University
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

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