Macroeconomics and Health (CMH)

E-discussion: "Civil Society Organizations' Research in Economics and Health: Why, What and How?"

November 2004

This discussion was opened as a follow-up to the recommendations that emerged from the working group 4 on "How Civil Society Organizations can contribute to analysis and strategic planning of Macroeconomics and Health issues through research" of the WHO-sponsored Asian Civil Society Conference on Macroeconomics and Health, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in April 2004. The Conference was organized by the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, and the Marga Institute, Colombo. The Colombo Conference has been part of an effort to involve Asian civil society organizations in advocacy and decision-making at country level for increased investments for the health of the poor, which is at the core of the country-based Macroeconomics and Health process. For more information on the conference, please visit

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