Analysis of health systems in developing and emerging countries

In partnership with CERDI, FERDI has focused its work on the analysis of health systems in developing and emerging countries. FERDI gives priority at two areas of applied research because of their very high importance for health policies: The efficiency of health care structures, and health financing.


FERDI advocates that improving efficiency should be a top priority in health policy.

By assessing the potential room for manoeuvre in terms of improving the efficiency of health care structures, by examining the opportunities presented by "new" financing instruments such as payment based on results, and by analysing the strategies deployed by new donors in the field of health in Africa, the overall objective of the FERDI program carried out in partnership with CERDI is to provide governments and their partners with elements that can contribute to decision-making which is economically feasible and socially and politically acceptable. 

But facing the scope of the challenges of the health SDGs and the Addis Ababa Agenda for Action also means strengthening human capital in health. 

FERDI’s training programs in health economics complement the applied research program. The training courses are specially designed for public and private actors in positions of responsibility in health systems or related fields (finance, social affairs, etc). They use the team members' expertise in health policy research in Africa and Asia.

Achievements 2022

Launch of new programmes to analyse the efficiency of healthcare structures in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mongolia. These programmes focus on capacity building and decision-making processes. They will continue into 2023.

Studies analysing the efficiency of healthcare structures, with recommendations for decision-makers, have been carried out in six African and Asian countries (Burkina Faso, Niger, Zimbabwe, Cambodia, China and Mongolia). They were carried out at the request of, and/or in collaboration with, ministries of health and their external partners. 

 Cooperation agreement with the University of Botswana for a series of training courses and seminars to build the capacity of the Ministry of Health in health economics issues of importance to the definition, implementation, and evaluation of health policies.


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