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Top 10 stories from 2016

With another year under our belts, we’re looking back at our top blog posts from 2016. From the power of market shaping in reducing maternal deaths to early childhood development to open government and malnutrition in India, these posts pack practical information from our work in more than 55 countries to help people escape poverty and reach their full potential.


Reading, learning, failing and adapting: These are a few of my favorite things

A mother reads to her child using Worldreader's Read to Kids app on her mobile phone. ©Worldreader


How to beat malnutrition? Collaborate across sectors

Shri Rajendra Rathore, Minister of Medical, Health and Family welfare in Rajasthan, India, addresses malnutrition at a policy event In Jaipur, organized by Results for Development and Budget Analysis Rajasthan Centre. © Results for Development


Turning health systems research and evidence into country action

Country representatives of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage attend a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss accreditation as an engine for improving the quality of health care. © Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

Open government: Moving beyond arguments on the 'right thing to do'

Community members participating in the monthly village maternal and newborn health meeting in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. © Transparency for Development/Jessica Creighton

A Roundtable Discussion on 'Journeys to Scale'

©WorldFish/Georgina Smith

[Editor's Note: This post was originally published on the Center for Education Innovations (CEI) blog.]

Intermediaries: The missing link in improving mixed market health systems?

When public and private health entities operate separately, the added administrative burden of coordinating contracts, purchasing supplies and services, and organizing patient care between the two sectors results in an ineffective system with hidden costs.However, organizations that link the public and private sectors and yield gains for individual patients and health systems overall do exist, and can be strengthened even further. With research conducted through the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI), Results for Development (R4D) is pleased to release the latest brief on these intermediary organizations. "Intermediaries: The Missing Link in Improving Mixed Market Health Systems?" details the role of organizations who connect public sector goals with private sector actors.