Norway – Priorities 2020

Priority Setting in Global Health – 2020 is a project-based collaboration between DCP3 and bioethicists at the University of Bergen and University of Pennsylvania. The goal is to develop tools to incorporate equity concerns alongside cost-effectiveness information to aid priority setting across interventions and health service delivery platforms relevant for global health.Methods used are ethical analysis, standard and extended cost-effectiveness analysis (ECEA), equity impact analysis and population impact modeling.

Key objectives of the project are to:

  • Clarify principles of equity and develop approaches to construct legitimate ageweights and equity weights
  • Explore the value and acceptability of incorporating non-health welfare gains andburdens from health interventions
  • Develop methods and tools to analyze whether an intervention or delivery platformhave different
    • impact on different levels of poverty
    • impact on distribution of health
    • Impact on distribution and level of population health
  • Apply the tools across interventions and health service delivery platforms for three tofive pairs of major global health interventions
  • Perform country-based work in Ethiopia and India where the tools are employed incollaboration with in-country policy relevant partners


Results will be published in DCP3 volumes and research journals.

Investigators Involved:



University of Bergen -
Ethics and Priorities
in Global Health\>

University of Pennsylvania

Dean Jamison

Ole Norheim

Ezekiel Emanuel

Stephane Verguet

Reidar Lie


Rachel Nugent

Kjell Arne Johansson