Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI)

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User Profile

CHMI promotes programs, policies and practices that make quality health care delivered by private organizations affordable and accessible to the world’s poor. Managed by Results for Development, CHMI works through Regional Partners around the world to increase access to quality, affordable, and equitable education.


CHMI creates impact—expanded access to quality, affordable healthcare for the poor—through a three-pronged approach:

  1. 1) Identify: We provide comprehensive, up‐to‐date information about innovative programs and policies.

  2. 2) Analyze: We identify promising practices that can be scaled‐up or adapted in other countries.

  3. 3) Connect: We connect people implementing, funding, and studying innovative programs to translate good practices and encourage innovative programs to scale.

  4. Results for Development Institute (R4D) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unlock solutions to tough development challenges that prevent people in low- and middle-income countries from realizing their full potential. Using multiple approaches in multiple sectors, including Global Education, Global Health, Governance and Market Dynamics, R4D supports the discovery and implementation of new ideas for reducing poverty and improving lives around the world.

IRIS Use

The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) is an initiative managed by R4D that promotes policies and practices that improve privately delivered health care for the poor in low- and middle- income countries. CHMI partnered with IRIS to develop a health metrics framework for funders, investors, and entrepreneurs to measure an organization's impact. The metrics have been adopted into CHMI's data collection processes, and shared on its online programs database at http://healthmarketinnovations.org.