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Kaveri Kumar

Principal

Kaveri has extensive experience of working with global health partnerships and donors. She has expertise in key technical issues such as health financing and costing, health economics, cost effectiveness and value for money assessments, impact assessment and market dynamics.

Kaveri Kumar

Kaveri Kumar is a principal consultant who leads CEPA's Global Health team. She has extensive experience of working with global health partnerships and donors on a range of strategic, analytical and review-based assignments. She has expertise in key health technical issues such as health financing and costing, health economics, cost effectiveness and value for money assessments, impact assessment, market dynamics, and has a good understanding of the global health aid architecture and the funding approaches of several institutions. She has developed a strong understanding of country health systems through in-country work in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, and Uzbekistan.

At CEPA, Kaveri has led a number of evaluations including a thematic review of the Global Fund’s approach to investments in Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health, a value for money assessment of the Stop TB Partnership, several UNITAID funded projects in the TB, malaria and HIV/AIDs sectors, and a meta review of 14 country HSS evaluations to bring out key findings and learnings in support of the design of Gavi’s new Health Systems and Immunisation Strengthening (HSIS) framework. She has also worked with the Assistant Director General of the WHO Family, Women’s and Children’s Health Cluster in carrying out a strategic review of the cluster’s priorities, areas of work and organisation, and advised PMNCH for a number of years, including in reviewing the RMNCH commodities supply chain. She also led a review of externalities from Gavi’s market shaping activities and has worked with Unitaid on reviewing market dynamics issues and impacts across communicable diseases.