Partners' Forum 2010: From Pledges to Action

Parallel Sessions

Lunch Working Session: “Investment Case for Scaling-Up Equitable Progress towards Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5”

Saturday 13 November - 13:00 - 14:00


Professor Alan Lopez, Head, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia

  • Alison Morgan, Nossal Institute
  • Eliana Jimenez Soto, School of Public Health, University of Queensland
  • Beena Varghuese, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Bernardino Alba, School of Economics, University of Philippines

The Investment Case for Scaling up Equitable Progress towards MDGs 4 & 5 is a multicountry initiative, coordinated by the University of Queensland and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and AusAID. The project aims to provide evidence for planning and budgeting for the scaling-up of priority MNCH interventions. This session presented preliminary findings from subnational analyses in India, Indonesia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines and discuss policy implications for budgeting and planning.