Health Investment & Finance


April L. Harding

Visiting Fellow

April L. Harding holds a position as a Fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD).

She joined the CGD as an economist and health systems specialist from the Human Development department in the Latin America and Caribbean region of the World Bank.

For the past 8 years she's been leading the Bank's work related to public policy toward the private health sector.

Ms. Harding also has worked a great deal on hospital reform and governance of health services in developing and transition countries.

Before she shifted her focus to health systems, Ms. Harding worked for 7 years on private sector development and privatization in transition economies. This work included advice and technical assistance to governments in more than 13 countries, including advising the Polish and Russian governments on privatization in the early 1990s.

Prior to her work at the World Bank, Ms. Harding was a Research Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution.

During her time at CGD, she is writing a book on how policy toward the private health sector can be improved to enhance the private sector contribution to public policy goals.

Ms. Harding has a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania and B.A. from the University of Kentucky.

Contact details

April L. Harding

Visiting Fellow
Global Center for Development
1750 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington ,DC
United States of America

Office: 1 (202) 416-5618
Office: 1 (202) 416-0700
Cell: 1 (202) 247-1496
Fax: 1 (202) 416-0750