by Dominik Zotti, Michael Borowitz, Aditi Srinivasan et al.
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; The Global Fund; UNAIDS; UNICEF; UNDP; UNITAID; UNFPA; WHO; and the World Bank, December 2016
The Equitable Access Initiative has developed a new policy framework to better understand countries’ health needs and capacities as they move along the development continuum. Country classification by income has traditionally been used to guide international decision-making, but there is an increasing concern that policies based on income overlook important dimensions of development, such as poverty, inequality, and health need. The Equitable Access Initiative aims to develop a health framework based on a broader set of economic and health indicators to better inform decision making on health and development.