Amrita Palriwala
Results for Development Institute

Amrita Palriwala, Program Officer, joined Results for Development Institute in January 2009 and is working on a growing portfolio of projects on health financing and innovative mechanisms for improving R&D and access to new health technologies in developing countries.

She has professional experience in economics with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris where she conducted an econometric model to compare recent patterns in obesity across OECD countries as part of the Economics of Prevention project, and the Congressional Budget Office, Washington, an analyst in the Macroeconomic Analysis Division. She also worked at The Advisory Board Company, a best practices research and consulting firm in Washington, D.C., to advise senior executives at U.S. hospitals and health care systems on strategy and operations.

Palriwala holds a Masters in Science with merit in health economics jointly from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2008) and a B.A. (2003) in economics from Brandeis University.

Articles by Amrita Palriwala

  • Amrita Palriwala

    Will Prizes Help Fight TB and Other Neglected Diseases?

    Global prizes have stimulated breakthroughs in areas as diverse as mathematics, agriculture and space flight - but there is less experience in the global health arena. Now, several advocates have proposed using prizes as a way to spur affordable medical innovations for neglected diseases, including development of tuberculosis diagnostics.

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