About Corinne Grainger

20 years’ experience working in the health sector in LMICs, with a focus on reproductive, maternal and newborn health, and health financing. Special interest in voucher programmes and demand-side financing as well as combined supply-side and demand-side financing interventions. Currently working since 2011 on a KfW-financed results-based financing project in Malawi which aims to improve the quality of maternal and newborn care, as well as providing technical support to a voucher programme in Yemen. Skilled writer with experience of different media (web articles, case studies, peer reviewed journals, etc.) and interested to develop this side of my work further. I am currently working part-time while I complete an MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management at the LSE.

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Elementary Proficiency
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MSc Health Economics, Policy and Management
London School of Economics and Political Science
December 2015 to August 2017
Part-time MSc at the LSE covering a broad range of areas including health economics, health financing, policy and quality management. Current focus on performance measurement for health systems and measuring quality of care. I am researching and writing a dissertation on the impact of a RH Voucher Programme in Kenya using a DID approach to estimate impact on contraceptive choice and access to long-acting and reversible contraceptives in the programme counties.

MA Area Studies (Latin America)
Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), University College London
September 1992 to September 1993
A one year taught masters at ILAS, School of Advanced Study of the University of London. My focus was on the analysis of welfare and poverty in Latin America with reference to Latin American countries. Dissertation on family planning policy and practice in Nicaragua.

MA Hons Spanish
University of Edinburgh
September 1983 to July 1987
Four year degree in modern languages including one year in Spain.


WHO Advanced Course on Health Financing for Universal Coverage for LMIC
June 2015 to June 2015
One-week, flagship course of the WHO on health financing in low and middle-income countries.


Senior Technical Adviser
Options Consultancy Services
April 2015 to Present
Provision of technical backstopping support to the voucher management team in Sana’a and the Options management and technical team in London. Specific technical inputs cover voucher programming, data and trend analysis, support to sub-contracting for claims processing and voucher distribution, support for the piloting of a voucher smart card and strengthening verification. The work involves travel to Amman for technical workshops given current restrictions on travel to Yemen.

Short-term expert and writer
April 2016 to Present
I am part of a small pool of short-term experts writing a range of articles and case studies for the In Focus Series of the Healthy DEvelopments portal of the German Government. I write on a range of German Government financed projects and the work entails literature review, interviews (with senior staff of ministries and international development partners), planning and writing of the finished articles for the website.

Senior Technical Adviser
Options Consultancy Services
January 2011 to December 2017
I provide short-term technical inputs to a results-based financing project in Malawi which is implemented by a team in the Reproductive Health Directorate of the Ministry of Health. The project is financed by the German Government through the development bank KfW (and was co-financed by the Norwegian Government in its first phase) and technical, management and financial expertise is provided by Options Consultancy Services. The project employs both supply-side and demand-side results-based financing approaches to improve the quality of care of maternal and newborn care in four districts of Malawi, as well as to enable more women to access improved quality care. An external evaluation was led by the university of Heidelberg, working with the Malawi College of Medicine. The current phase of the project will end in Dec 2017.


Providing safe motherhood services to underserved and neglected populations in Yemen: the case for vouchers
Authors: Corinne Grainger, Anna Gorter, Eman Al-Kobati, Luke Bodham-Whetham, 2017
Type of Doc: Article | Type of Publication: Academic Journal

High Level Policy Dialogue for Universal Health Coverage in Zambia
Authors: , 2016
Type of Doc: Article | Type of Publication: Blog/Web SiteOther

Ensuring mothers’ and babies’ health in Tanzania
Authors: , 2016
Type of Doc: Article | Type of Publication: Blog/Web SiteOther

A Taxonomy and Results from a Comprehensive Review of 28 Maternal Health Voucher Programmes
Authors: Ben W. Bellows, Claudia M. Conlon, Elizabeth S. Higgs, John W. Townsend, Matta G. Nahed, Karen Cavanaugh, Corinne G. Grainger, Jerry Okal, Anna C. Gorter, 2014
Type of Doc: Article | Type of Publication: Academic Journal

Lessons from sexual and reproductive health voucher program design and function: A Comprehensive Review
Authors: Corinne Grainger, Anna Gorter, Jerry Okal, Ben Bellows, 2014
Type of Doc: Article | Type of Publication: Academic Journal

What can Vouchers do for Universal Health Coverage? A Briefing Note
Authors: Laura Sochas (lead author), Corinne Grainger, Anna Gorter, David Griffith, Luke Boddam-Whetham, 2013
Type of Doc: Article | Type of Publication: Blog/Web SiteOther

Systematic Review of Structural and Implementation Issues of Voucher Programs
Authors: Anna Gorter, Corinne Grainger, Jerry Okal, Ben Bellows, 2012
Type of Doc: Report | Type of Publication: Blog/Web SiteOther

Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: Rights and Responses in the Developing World
Authors: Corinne Grainger, Douglas Webb and Lyn Elliott, 2001
Type of Doc: Report | Type of Publication: Blog/Web SiteOther