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Health economics papers indexed on our platform
Commited to the COVID-19 response
Cases worldwide

Source: JHUDevex (as of April 27, 2021)

COVID-19 has become the most researched disease outbreak in history. Evidence on the financing, costs and impact of COVID-19 is critical in supporting countries across the world in planning their COVID-19 response. We have built as a platform to enable, improve and share health economics evidence to inform COVID-related decision making and policies globally, with a focus on low and middle income countries (LMICs).

Functionalities of the platform

  • A repository with pre-identified literature

    We screened over 12,000 resources to present you with this living repository of literatures on health economics

  • A news and blogs page

    Learn about your colleagues’ views and share your own through this page

  • A methods and tools page with useful external resources

    We worked with colleagues to identify a set of resources to support researchers and decision-makers on generating or commissioning new evidence

  • Forum to connect to one another

    In addition to our researchers phone book, we have a put together a forum where you can share queries and your experience

latest news

Article 20 April 2021

What does the COVID-19 experience teach us about using models for a policy response to pandemics: A perspective from the COVID-19 Multi-model Comparison Collaboration (CMCC)

Yot Teerawattananon , Kalipso Chalkidou , Raymond Hutubessy , Marelize Gorgens , David Wilson , Saudamini Dabak , Sarin KC , Christopher Painter , Thomas Wilkinson

The COVID-19 Multi-model Comparison Collaboration (CMCC) is a unique initiative that provides guidance and standards for policy use of COVID-19 models.
Blog post 15 April 2021

How we brought together this living repository of evidence

Y-Ling Chi

COVID-19 has probably been the single most researched topic in history. The production of scientific knowledge is unprecedented in its scale and speed: at its peak, about 2,400 papers were published each week on COVID (across all disciplines) (see We nearly now reached 80,000 pre-prints and peer reviewed papers. On top of this, we need to add the reports, working papers and news articles. We have put together a repository for health economics. Learn about how we identified, screened and logged in this research.

Our Funders

This platform has been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and is supported by the International Decision Support Initiative (Center for Global Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, HITAP)

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