In 2009, President Obama created the Global Health Initiative (GHI) to strengthen the U.S. Government’s role in improving global health around the world. Through its seven core principles, GHI emphasizes the importance of evidence-based best practices to inform country-owned and sustainable outcomes.
In support of GHI, USAID has initiated a series of Evidence Summits, bringing together academics and development practitioners to review the evidence on some of the world’s most difficult development challenges. The ultimate aim of these summits is to improve health policies, programs and research in low- and middle-income countries.
Learn more about our Evidence Summits:
The next Evidence Summit on Enhancing Child Survival and Development in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries by Achieving Population-Level Behavior Change is planned for later this year.
For more information about Evidence Summits, see the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning’s Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research.
Last updated: February 22, 2013