Accounting for the timing of costs and benefits in the evaluation of health projects relevant to LMICs

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An ambitious day of four core session, broken down into eight topics. We will be providing pre-read material for the first session a few weeks before the workshop, which will describe the characteristics of the type of policy and project choices faced, the alternative normative positions that can be taken to inform them and the key quantities that follow. It will provide a framework which sets out the questions to be addressed in the subsequent topics (see the draft agenda below) and how they relate to each other. We anticipate that speakers will introduce each session with a short presentation (15mins) clarifying any remaining conceptual matters before addressing what would constitute relevant evidence to inform the key quantities, what evidence is currently available and how a decision maker might make a reasonable assessment relevant to LMIC contexts. The role of discussant for each session is to initiate a focused group discussion by briefly responding to any issues in the presentation and raising other issues that ought to be discussed (5mins). We intend that group discussion will dominate the content of all sessions. Note takers will be recording the salient features of the discussion so that we can provide a summary for participants to comment on after the workshop.

An important output of the workshop will be to express concepts and principles in a way that research users, including policy and decision makers, can appreciate and be empowered to judge appropriate discount policies relevant to different contexts. For this reason attendees include a number of ‘research users’ as well as those from different academic communities.
Period14 Sept 2017
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBoston, United StatesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational