University of St Andrews

Infection and Global Health Research Division

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Global child health

We are interested in the global influences on government revenue in low- and middle-income countries, and the impact this has on development and fundamental rights.

We try to quantify their impact in terms of access to fundamental rights (water, sanitation, education and healthcare), which are also Sustainable Development Goals, and the number of lives saved or lost. This project is called the Government Revenue and Development estimations, GRADE

Principal Investigators


Dr Bernadette O'Hare

Senior Lecturer


Mrs Rachel Etter-Phoya


Dr Marisol Lopez


Dr Eilish Hannah

Projects of Interest

The GRADE project models the impact of government revenue on outcomes including access to critical determinants of health and mortality in order to give a sense of the potential if leakages, such as tax avoidance, from government revenues, are curtailed.