Alex Jones, a health economist at Oxford Policy Management, is the project manager on Learning for Action Across Health Systems. Here, Alex explains the importance of learning from the successes and failures of other health systems, and putting those lessons into practice in specific countries.
Alex Jones is a health economist for Oxford Policy Management (OPM). His interests include the use of evidence in policy making, particularly that of economic evaluation. Alex has worked on projects to track public expenditure on children in the Pacific and nutrition in Sierra Leone – where he also spent three years with the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Health and Sanitation, focusing on the administration of a performance-based financing scheme, national health accounts, and social health insurance scheme design. Since joining OPM, he has conducted Value for Money (VfM) analysis of programmes in Nigeria and Sierra Leone, gathering methodological recommendations for VfM analysis to be more useful. He recently returned from an 18-month post at the Centre for Health Economics at the University of the West Indies, where he was involved in early discussions around health sector efficiency analysis in the Caribbean.