At the heart of our approach to delivering positive health impact is building resilient health systems so that developing countries can provide sustainable, quality healthcare to all their citizens.
Palladium innovates beyond the World Health Organization’s building blocks framework by facilitating whole-of-government and multisector approaches to healthcare planning and delivery, with active participation of public and private actors. We intentionally seek out innovations in demand for and supply of high-quality services, allowing entry of new players into health markets.
This dual approach enables us to contribute to short-term gains in health-related goals as well as to longer-term systemic change, such as institutional arrangements, governance, and accountability.
Palladium works to implement digital health tools and health informatics data to ensure a reliable and sustainable approach to health care. We support evidence-based, adaptive approaches to designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating health programs. We perform rigorous—but cost-effective—action-oriented research, monitoring, and evaluation that informs project start-up, refines implementation, and provides insight into sustainability and scalability.
We believe that local leadership and ownership drive sustainability, and we recognise the importance of working with and within national systems and priorities. As such, our host governments and national partners take the lead in identifying needs and we invest our expertise in developing local capacity enhancement at all stages of program delivery. Furthermore, we have a proven track record in fragile and conflict-affected environments, where we utilise our global footprint and security infrastructure to partner with non-state actors to meet the health needs of poor and vulnerable populations in challenging operating areas.
Palladium works to advance equitable health policies that are country-led, inclusive of all voices, evidence-based, and supported through adequate financing. Our support has contributed to the development of laws, action plans, and policies that enable access to affordable healthcare for millions of people. We use analytical models, tools, and data to uncover priority needs and best practices that strengthen government stewardship and enable better decision-making and resource mobilisation, supporting evidence-informed leadership at all levels from global to local levels. We design, implement, and conduct legal and regulatory analysis, and we identify and work with partners to reduce operational barriers around access to health services. We support health financing reform for universal access to high-quality services; mainstream vertical programs into health financing arrangements; provide evidence to support advocacy for increased domestic resources; improve technical efficiency of health services; and engage the private sector for mobilising private capital and reaching universal coverage.
We believe in a multi-sectoral approach to improving health outcomes, and we work with policy makers to formalise processes for involving civil society and the private sector, as well as working to build the technical, advocacy, and organisational capacity of civil society organisations and vulnerable populations. Furthermore, we promote policies that mandate accountability and transparency from government departments and ministries, and we work to enable citizens to hold their governments accountable for health service delivery.
For examples of our work, please visit Health Policy Plus.
Our goal is to ensure partner countries are agents of their own growth and prosperity. Palladium takes a partnership approach to capacity strengthening that is responsive to local needs and solutions at all national and sub-national levels. This is the cornerstone of long-term sustainable development. Our experts strive to identify and pursue opportunities to strengthen local capacity
to support good governance, transparency and stewardship of resources, empowering civil society, and media to hold governments accountable. By helping stakeholders to identify strategic goals, assess existing capacity, and strengthen their performance, Palladium fosters stakeholders’ ability to sustain and lead local development and enable greater resilience.
Our focus on localisation emphasises private sector engagement. Palladium identifies and facilitates the development of partnerships that create shared value for public sector impact and private sector interests, including those with non-governmental organisations, faith-based organisations, and commercial actors. Our work includes financing development activities and outcomes, supporting direct implementation of interventions, outsourcing services, and developing other partnership structures that provide tangible benefits for society and a positive impact on the bottom line of participating companies. We foster public-private partnerships to increase access to priority services and commodities, and we take a total market approach that creates dialogue amongst all stakeholders in health markets to find opportunities for greater impact and sustainability of health interventions.
To see examples of our work, please visit NPI EXPAND.
Palladium approaches gender as part of a cross-cutting social inclusion strategy that recognises the intersections of gender with other social, cultural, and economic inequities. Our holistic approach to gender-transformative policy and behavioural change strengthens the environment to enable health systems to adequately meet the health needs of people everywhere, regardless of identity or circumstances.
Upholding human rights has always been at the centrefold of Palladium’s approach to health and development. By taking a human right- and equity-based approach to health, we support local partners to develop responsive and accountable health policies and programs that improve demand of and access to quality health services for all populations, regardless of race, gender, cultural or economic status.
Palladium is an expert in developing pragmatic strategies and employing innovative financing mechanisms in multi-stakeholder, politically complex, and financially constrained environments. We support health systems to attain financing self-reliance to ensure sustainable financing for healthcare. We do this by maximising financial resources through a combination of domestic resource mobilisation, improved efficiency, and evidenced-based decision making.
We mainstream vertical programs into health financing arrangements and support health financing reform for universal access to high-quality services and financial protection. We strengthen partners’ capacity to conduct health financing system assessments, budget planning, and execution at national and subnational level. We also build capacity to manage national health accounts and fiscal space analyses, apply costing and efficiency tools, and develop investment cases that prioritise funding for key health issues and uncover ways to better use existing resources. We also strengthen the capacity of civil society to monitor use of government funds and advocate for adequate, accessible, and sustainable domestic resources. We also improve fiscal transparency and accountability by building capacity for better information and financial management, and improving expenditure tracking for better budget execution.
Palladium supports and strengthens market systems in low- and middle-income countries by facilitating locally led engagement between government and private sector to understand system challenges, root causes, and market opportunities. We focus on market-based and client-driven solutions that respond to the health needs of individuals, families, and communities.
Our work encompasses:
Private Sector Engagement: We strengthen the capacity of government, private, and civil society to address systemic challenges and bring technology and evidence-based solutions to s support creation of an enabling policy and financing environment to catalyze new ways of partnering with the private sector.
Market Assessment & Entry: We design and perform health sector and private sector market assessments for donors and corporate clients to guide investment and programming decisions, fill data gaps,inform designs, and understand the fast-changing contexts of health markets.
Innovative Financing: We design a range of results-based and blended financing mechanisms to address market needs and bring new private capital to health markets.
Palladium’s expertise in supply chain shines in humanitarian settings, where rapid, organised deployment is critical. We implement end-to-end managed supply chain solutions across the globe, specialising in post-disaster, post-conflict, and less-developed countries. We reduce inventory storage and distribution costs that are often associated with operating in challenging environments through efficient systems, longstanding supplier relations, and agile category management.
We have acted as first responders to infectious disease outbreaks including Ebola and COVID-19, providing essential medicines, trained medical personnel, and field hospitals in time-critical and politically challenging environments. We utilise technologies, such as DHIS2 to store data, logistics, and information systems for governments and other institutions.
To achieve improved health outcomes, Palladium applies its extensive technical and clinical expertise in service delivery to ensure implementation of high quality and locally led, evidence-based approaches that prevent newborn, child, and maternal deaths; control the HIV epidemic; and address non-communicable diseases and infectious disease threats. We focus on institutionalisation of structures and processes—grounded in data systems and use—that enable countries to regulate and sustain quality in service delivery to bring about widespread improvements in health. We partner with countries to harmonise existing approaches to quality services, expand high-impact practices, and cultivate a cycle of learning, culture change, and capacity building appropriate to each country context.
Palladium’s state-of-the-art monitoring and evaluation tools connect the dots between seemingly unrelated pieces of data and uncover essential solutions for national governments, service delivery organisations, policy makers, and civil society in areas such as COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, orphans and vulnerable children, and family planning and reproductive health. We undertake quantitative, qualitative, and operations research to support evidence-based policy and programmatic decision-making, ensuring that service delivery is on track and delivers results.
We offer technical assistance and capacity development to strengthen the data and information that guide public health programs, working with local institutions in country to build their capacity to carry out monitoring and evaluation activities and to ensure data quality. We also provide global leadership in pioneering approaches to increase demand for and use of health data, helping decision makers make the best use of data to identify health issues, monitor interventions, and make mid-course corrections when necessary.
Palladium provides customised, easy-to-use, and fit-for-purpose information systems and data management solutions to drive informed decision-making. We design and deliver technology solutions to healthcare providers to facilitate collection and use of data for improved outcomes by developing highly configurable tools such as dashboards and interoperable data collection instruments, platforms, and warehouses.
We develop innovative forecasting tools that analyse economic and epidemiologic data to determine the future consequences of current development programs, policies, and resource allocation decisions at international, regional, national, and sub-national levels. We also design powerful but easy-to-use software and applications to help decision makers, public health professionals, the private sector, and health advocates better understand the impact of current and future policy, epidemiology, and budget priorities.
We provide technical assistance to ministries of health and regional governments in the adoption and roll-out of health management information systems for integrating and improving health outcomes and generating evidence for decision-making processes. Most of our solutions and tools are designed for use in resource-constrained countries with under-developed infrastructure, including rural areas with intermittent electricity.
Applying Palladium’s Positive Impact Methodology, Palladium teams design, develop, deploy, and sustain social determinants of health-targeted interventions that are patient and provider accessible, that improve health and overall well-being, delivering value efficiently. This includes convening, coordinating, and engaging independent, community stakeholders. To improve health and cost outcomes, Palladium works with clients to foster a holistic understanding of each patient’s situation and a plan to effectively address each one. Targeted interventions that remediate issues related to housing, employment, neighbourhood, education, and emotional and social support networks often have a greater impact on health outcomes than clinical treatment alone.