Reports
Published: 22 June 2018

Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling the Gap in R&D Resources with Pull Incentives - in collaboration with Wellcome Trust

Download PDF

Not enough new antibiotics are in development to guarantee that we can continue to treat infections. Current market conditions will not incentivise the investment necessary to restock the antibiotic pipeline, and “push” funding that directly supports early-stage R&D is insufficient to create a functioning market for the future.

This briefing outlines why pull incentives are necessary; some of the key principles they need to fulfill; and next steps towards implementing or piloting a pull incentive.

Not enough new antibiotics are in development to guarantee that we can continue to treat infections. Current market conditions will not incentivise the investment necessary to restock the antibiotic pipeline, and “push” funding that directly supports early-stage R&D is insufficient to create a functioning market for the future.

This briefing outlines why pull incentives are necessary; some of the key principles they need to fulfill; and next steps towards implementing or piloting a pull incentive.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum reports may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.