Creating Fiscal Space in the Covid-19 Era (CSIS)

Stephanie Segal

Global health challenges threaten the United States’ health and economic security, a reality made painfully clear over the past 14 months. Many low- and middle-income countries lack adequate domestic resources to invest in public health and, at the same time, face mounting debt burdens that impede their ability to raise new funding for essential investments. The Covid-19 pandemic is a call to action to rethink how the United States prioritizes pandemic preparedness and investments in public health. U.S. leadership will be essential to mobilizing investment from the official sector and private investors.