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Prabhat Jha

Economist

Professor of Economics, Canada Research Chair of health and development at the University of Toronto, founding director of the Centre for Global Health Research, St. Michael's Hospital; Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto ; research scholar at the McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine, professeur extraordinaire at the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Publications

Assessment Paper

Post-2015 Consensus: Health Assessment, Jha et al.

A variety of priorities have been proposed for 2030 as “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” to replace the highly-influential 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG). These proposed goals cover a wide range of development objectives and include SDG3, “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. Within this overarching health goal, many sub-goals have been proposed, some of which are realistic and others that are not.

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment of Final OWG Targets

This report assesses the targets in the OWG’s Final Outcome Document from 19 July 2014. This builds upon the information presented in similar documents which the Copenhagen Consensus Center released...

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment for 12th Session OWG Goals

The Copenhagen Consensus has updated our benefit-cost assessment of UN Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals for the 12th session of the Open Working Group. The Copenhagen Consensus will present...

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment for 11th Session OWG Goals

Some of the world’s top economists have assessed the targets from the 11th session Open Working Group document into one of five categories, based on economic evidence: Phenomenal, Good, Fair, Poor and Uncertain.

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Assessment Paper

A Scorecard for Humanity: Human Health, Jamison Jha et al

One of the biggest improvements to the biggest number worldwide is in health. Life expectancy hardly changed before the late 18th century. Yet it is hard to overstate the magnitude of the improvement since 1900, from a life expectancy of 32 years to 69 now, to 76 in 2050.

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Assessment Paper

Third Copenhagen Consensus: Chronic Disease Assessment, Jha Nugent Verguet Bloom Hum

By Prabhat Jha, Rachel Nugent, Stéphane Verguet, David Bloom and Ryan Hum and released by the Copenhagen Consensus Center. The working paper used by the Expert Panel is available for download here,...

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Perspective Paper

Third Copenhagen Consensus: Infectious Disease Assessment, Jamison Jha et al

Dean Jamison, Prabhat Jha, Ramanan Laxminarayan, and Toby Ord identify five top priorities in the fight against infectious disease. The working paper used by the Expert Panel is available for...

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