How Do We Choose Proposals?
In determining if, how, and when to assess a given proposal, we consider the following dimensions:
Fit of proposal within project scope
We will concentrate on assessing proposals that are designed to remove a bottleneck to the development of new products for the main health conditions of the poor in low and middle income countries. We will consider both new sources of funding and new ways of using it, but in looking at new funding sources we will focus on those that are specific to global health, rather than those that could be applied to a wide range of social and economic goals, such as a currency transaction levy. While we will consider how R&D policy innovations can facilitate access to new health technologies, we will not examine proposals that focus solely on expanding access to existing products, such as pooled procurement.
Degree of development
Very few proposals can be described as fully developed, but some ideas are too preliminary to be the subject of an assessment.
Potential impact if implemented
A proposal must address a significant obstacle to neglected disease R&D and promise important improvements if implemented.
Relevance and value of an in-depth assessment at this time
We will consider whether an assessment would make an important contribution in the current environment.