Robert Bagnall is a senior consultant who works across emerging markets in the infrastructure and global health sectors.
Robert’s work in Infrastructure has involved advising donors, international financial institutions and companies on some of the major challenges to mobilising private finance for infrastructure. This has included designing facilities and funds to attract banks and institutional investors to the sector, strategy development for multilateral organisations, policy advice to major donors on how they should utilise aid money to leverage financing for sustainable development and economic due diligence of infrastructure investments. Key clients have included the World Bank Group, African Development Bank, Department for International Development (DFID), the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and the Global Infrastructure Hub.
In the global health sector, Robert has conducted a number of evaluations and provided strategic support for key global health institutions, including the Global Fund, the Gavi Alliance, WHO, Unitaid and the Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). His work focuses on analysing health market dynamics to inform policy decisions across communicable diseases (HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and viral hepatitis), immunisation and non-communicable diseases. This work has helped assess key interventions in these markets and advise clients on how best to leverage resources to create sustainable markets for some of the world’s deadliest diseases and health challenges.
Robert holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Development from the University of Bath (with distinction). He also holds a first-class Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cardiff University.
Recent News & insights
Global Infrastructure Hub publishes guidance on infrastructure banks
Guidance has been published to assist governments interested in establishing, or reforming, a national infrastructure bank or a similar financing facility.
Evaluation of cooperation agreements between health organisations
The Global Fund commissioned CEPA to conduct an evaluation of its Cooperation Agreements with WHO and the Stop TB Partnership on the provision of technical assistance to support the development of country concept notes and grant-making.
Mobilising finance for infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa & South Asia
Our research for DFID highlighted the need for public institutions to create bankable infrastructure projects to unlock funds available from the private sector.
Financing UK infrastructure
Our review of private financing for infrastructure contributed to the national infrastructure debate on what role the public and private sectors should have in developing...
Monitoring of Gavi Market Shaping Externalities
As part of its Supply and Procurement Strategy for 2016-2020, Gavi committed to monitor any negative and positive unintended consequences, so-called externalities, that could arise from its market shaping activity.
Making markets for children with HIV
Our evaluation of the impact of Unitaid's support for treating children living with HIV demonstrated the pivotal role the organisation had in creating a market for paediatric antiretroviral (ARV) medicine.
Mid-term evaluation of the Unitaid “Self-testing Africa (STAR)” project
CEPA was appointed to review the implementation of the first phase of Unitaid’s HIV self-testing grant to identify areas that worked well and those that worked less well, determine the extent to which the project achieved its intended impacts.