Health System Capacities in Developing Countries and Global Health Initiatives on Communicable Disease

This paper is a collaborative effort by Uma Lele, Ronald Ridker, and Jagadish Upadhyay. Major substantive inputs were also provided by Richard Skolnik and many others. Uma Lele is Senior Advisor to the World Bank’s Operations Evaluation Department, and the other co-authors are consultants to the Secretariat of the International Task Force on Global Public Goods. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the World Bank, its Operations Evaluation Department, or the International Task Force on Global Public Goods.