Dalberg is pleased to submit this concept note to Digital Square to develop a landscape report on the role of DFS in boosting health outcomes and supporting health systems. Investment from Digital Square would support a public health strategy team to build this landscape report, through a combination of desk research, workshops, and stakeholder interviews. Our first priority will be to seek input and suggestions from Digital Square's community and beyond, and our approach will maximize the value of this investment by being highly hypothesis driven. We would welcome suggestions and feedback from Digital Square and its partners to refine this concept, and look forward to hearing from you all.
Erin Barringer (Partner) and James Eustace (Associate Partner), co-Leaders of Dalberg’s Global Health Practice would work closely with Greg Snyders (Partner), Dalberg’s Investing for Development Practice Lead to run this engagement. Erin has led engagements on health system strengthening for Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID as well as private sector actors and has expertise in health insurance and savings models. James has led much of Dalberg's work on health financing and digital health with major global organizations including software foundations, BMGF, USAID, pharmaceutical firms, and WHO. Greg works with major institutions to conduct assessments of DFS across multiple sectors. The team would draw heavily upon a broader set of Dalberg partners across our 26 global offices. The day-to-day project team would consist of a full-time Project Manager with experience in health and DFS, and a full-time Consultant with experience in DFS and health.
We bring a strong focus on pooling knowledge and information from sectoral experts, and will be guided by the expertise and perspectives they bring. Practically, we will do this by engaging external stakeholders in three ways:
- Through regular meetings and calls with the Digital Square team and it's core partners (and via a core steering group, if desired).
- Through two in-person workshops. The first to develop and prioritize a set of hypotheses aroudn which our work will be structured. The second to present, critique, and refine our emerging findings.
- Through 20-25 interviews with a select list of DFS and health experts, funders, implementers, academics, etc.