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Field Stories

Central American Protocol for Procurement and Quality Control of Medicine

This Regional Public Good resulted in a Regional Drug Quality Control Protocol to promote access to safe, effective and good quality medicines for countries in Central America. The project established procedures and a regulatory framework that allowed for the acquisition of medicines through joint price negotiation processes. As a result of 5 rounds of negotiation, eight Central American countries were able to generate an aggregate saving of 38 million dollars.

 

Learning in 21st Century Schools

Since 2011, the Regional Public Goods Initiative has financed the project "Learning in 21st century schools". This project facilitates the exchange best practices for the design, planning and management of school infrastructure in 14 Latin American countries. Through the analysis of regulatory aspects and construction, and the development and implementation of a methodology for gathering information, the participating countries have promoted changes, harmonization and improvements in the regulations governing the construction of schools in the region.