MLI is a four year program of Aspen Global Health and Development at the Aspen Institute. MLI partners include the Results for Development Institute and the Council of Women World Leaders. MLI is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Aspen Global Health and Development (GHD) works to address persistent global health and development challenges by promoting breakthrough solutions to advance entire fields or systems. We promote and accelerate these solutions by bringing political and thought leaders together to share and advance innovative practices and evidence-based solutions; working to replicate successful local practices at a global level; and strengthening the capacity of developing world leaders to champion and act on these solutions.
The Results for Development Institute (R4D) is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides analysis and advice to governments, funders, and development organizations to help low and middle income countries reduce poverty and accelerate social and economic progress. With expertise in many dimensions of development – including specialties in economics, health policy, and good governance – R4D works with development leaders, globally and at country level, to design and test new solutions to development challenges. R4D concentrates on long-term engagements, where its strengths can assist in translating ideas and evidence into sound policy and program options that enable countries and development partners to achieve measurable results.
The Council of Women World Leaders (the Council) is a network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers that seeks to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women and equitable development. The Council works closely with women ministers organized into several Council networks by specific disciplines, including Ministers of Health. The Council has convened numerous ministerial meetings of women ministers of health which has created a unique space for health ministers to share best practices from developing and developed country experiences and to form a powerful and united force for policy change, with a gender perspective.