Market Dynamics is an emerging field in global development that focuses on market inefficiencies – whether in pricing, distribution, or elsewhere – that cost the global community billions of dollars and prevent millions of individuals globally from achieving access to life-saving products. R4D’s Market Dynamics practice has developed strategies to achieve hundreds of millions of dollars in savings and sustainable availability of high-quality products for nutrition, AIDS, malaria, and neglected diseases treatment and prevention. Read more...
During a child’s first 1,000 days of life, critical cognitive and physical developments occur that play a major role in determining his or her success later in life. For millions of children, preventable threats like undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies can cloud the future. The good news is that there is hope on the horizon.
Micronutrient powders have been identified as a low-cost, effective intervention to prevent iron deficiency anemia in infants and small children. A new report from the Results for Development Institute (R4D) examines the landscape of supply- and demand-side challenges facing scaled up delivery of micronutrient powders to millions of vulnerable children.
The U.S Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact (CII) recently published a "Market Shaping Primer" which aims to define the role that market shaping can take to harness the private sector to broaden access to vital goods. According to the report, market shaping can play an important part in accelerating the adoption of essential healthcare solutions in the poorest corners of the world. The report was developed with inputs from major funders, including USAID, UNITAID, UNICEF, Gates Foundation, DFID, Norad, the Global Fund, and the Government of South Africa, along with implementing and advisory groups such as Results for Development, CHAI, Dalberg, WDI, RHSC, and McKinsey.
On World Malaria Day, the Results for Development Institute (R4D) released a report that identifies strategies to improve the marketplace for long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs). The report is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and authored by R4D Managing Director Kanika Bahl and Program Officer Pooja Shaw.
The World Malaria Report 2011 summarizes information received from 106 malaria-endemic countries and a range of other sources. The findings of R4D's LLIN Market Dynamics Project and work by the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) on value for money in malaria programming are sited in the report.
In February 2011, the Global Fund’s Market Dynamics Committee (MDC) commissioned R4D to develop concrete strategies which optimized ‘value for money’ across its health commodities portfolio, with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS drugs.The resultant recommendations were presented and approved by the Global Fund MDC and Board.
This report has been produced by Results for Development Institute (R4D) as the output of Phase II of the Market Dynamics Committee (MDC), Market Dynamics Study, focused on developing strategies and recommendations to allow the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) to be a more active market shaper.