Work package lead
Dr. Joseph J. Capuno is Professor of Economics and Director for Research at the University of the Philippines School of Economics. He led the UPecon-HEFPA Study Team, a collaborative project involving 12 research teams in Europe and in Asia. The UPecon-HEFPA Project featured a randomized control trial of health insurance interventions, analyses on household exposure to and coping with shocks and on local government provision of health insurance coverage to the indigent population. Besides research in health economics and health policy, he has also done work on decentralization and governance.
Dr. Aleli D. Kraft is Professor of Economics and currently the Health Economics Program Coordinator at the University of the Philippines School of Economics. Her professional experience include positions at the National Economic and Development Authority, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies and consulting work for health and international trade projects funded by the World Bank, USAID, and the ADB. She was the Principal Investigator for the Philippine Tuberculosis Initiatives for the Private Sector Project (PhilTIPS) which collected and analyzed primary data on private physician knowledge, attitude and practice of Tuberculosis Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (TB-DOTS).
Mr. Carlos Antonio R. Tan, Jr. is currently a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor and OIC-Deputy Chief of Party in the Health Policy Development Program Phase 2 (HPDP2), a USAID-funded project implemented by UPecon Foundation, Inc. He is also Group Manager for the Support to Implementation Research and Monitoring and Evaluation (SIRME) of UPecon Foundation, Inc., under HPDP2. The SIRME group assists the Department of Health (DOH) in strengthening policy and national monitoring program for family planning and maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition (FP/MNCHN) and tuberculosis (TB).