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Hello, we are Open! 

Open Consultants is a group of strategic and organizational consultants with the mission to advance global development.

We provide a full range of strategic, policy, organizational and analytic support to leading organizations in global health and development. 

Our Services


Policy and
economic analysis 



We support our clients in developing organizational strategies and assist them in their implementation.

We conduct policy and economic analysis on important questions our clients face and help them to stay ahead of major trends.

We provide dedicated support on developing organizations, from organizational assessments to new operating models and change management.

We support our clients in navigating political ecosystems in different countries and help them develop global and regional government affairs strategies.

Our Team


Open Consultants' founders have advised and worked with leading organizations in the global development field, including:

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Center for Policy Impact in Global Health, Duke University

  • Charité Berlin

  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

  • Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

  • Government of Germany

  • Government of Norway

  • Government of Sweden

  • Global Financing Facility

  • Global Partnership for Education

  • International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

  • IKEA Foundation

  • International Rescue Committee

  • Malaria No More UK
  • Norad

  • Open Philanthropy

  • Oxfam

  • Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

  • Plan International

  • Save the Children

  • TB Alliance

  • WaterAid

  • Wellcome Trust

  • World Health Organization

  • World Food Policy Center, Duke University

  • World Bank

  • WWF

Selected Publications
  • Schäferhoff M, Zimmerman A, Diab MM, Mao W, Chowdhary V, Gill D, Karanja R, Madikizela M, Ogbuoji O, Yamey G. Investing in late-stage clinical trials and manufacturing of product candidates for five major infectious diseases: a modelling study of the benefits and costs of investment in three middle-income countries. Lancet Glob Health. 2022 Jul;10(7):e1045-e1052. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00206-6. PMID: 35714631; PMCID: PMC9210258. Access it here.

  • Yamey G, Schäferhoff M, Hatchett R, Pate M, Zhao F, McDade KK. Ensuring global access to COVID-19 vaccines. Lancet. 2020 May;395(10234):1405-1406. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30763-7. Access it here.

  • Young R, Bekele T, Gunn A et al. Developing new health technologies for neglected diseases: a pipeline portfolio review and cost model [version 3; peer review: 3 approved]. Gates Open Res. 2020, 2:23 ( Access it here.

  • Dingle A, Schäferhoff M, Borghi J, Lewis Sabin M, Arregoces L, Martinez-Alvarez M, Pitt C. Estimates of aid for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health: findings from application of the Muskoka2 method, 2002-17. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 Mar;8(3):e374-e386. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30005-X. Access it here.

  • Schäferhoff M, Martinez S, Ogbuoji O, Sabin M, Yamey G. Trends in global health financing. The BMJ. 2019. 365:l2185. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l2185. Access it here.

  • Schäferhoff M, Chodavadia P, Martinez S, McDade KK, Fewer S, Silva S, Jamison D, Yamey G. International Funding for Global Common Goods for Health: An Analysis Using the Creditor Reporting System and G-FINDER Databases. Health Syst Reform. 2019;5(4):350-365. doi: 10.1080/23288604.2019.1663646. Epub 2019 Nov 11. PMID: 31710516. Access it here.

  • Watkins DA, Yamey G, Schäferhoff M, Adeyi O, Alleyne G, Alwan A, Berkley S, Feachem R, Frenk J, Ghosh G, Goldie SJ, Guo Y, Gupta S, Knaul F, Kruk M, Nugent R, Ogbuoji O, Qi J, Reddy S, Saxenian H, Soucat A, Jamison DT, Summers LH. Alma-Ata at 40 years: reflections from the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health. Lancet. 2018 Oct;392(10156):1434-1460. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32389-4. Access it here.

  • Yamey G, Schäferhoff M, Kennedy K. Improving tracking of aid for women's, children's, and adolescents' health. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 Aug;6(8):e814-e815. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30320-6. Access it here.

  • Schäferhoff M, Fewer S, Kraus J, Richter E, Summers LH, Sundewall J, Yamey G, Jamison DT. How much donor financing for health is channelled to global versus country-specific aid functions? Lancet. 2015 Dec;386(10011):2436-41. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61161-8. Access it here.

  • Yamey G, Campe S, Fewer S. Germany, the G7, and global health. BMJ. 2015 Mar 5;350:h1210. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h1210. Access it here.

Join us

Are you passionate about international development and global health? Do you like to be challenged and have an entrepreneurial mind? Join our team!  

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