Dr Giulia Greco


Assistant Professor
and MRC Fellow (Economics of Health)

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

I obtained a degree in Economics and Public Administration at Bocconi University in Milan and an MSc in Social Policy and Planning for Developing Countries at LSE, with a dissertation on the international migration of health workers. I completed my PhD at the LSHTM on the development of a multidimensional index based on Sen’s Capability Approach to assess women’s wellbeing in rural Malawi

I joined the Health Economics and Financing Programme (now HESA) at the LSHTM in 2006. In 2013-14 I have supported the drafting of the Wellbeing and Policy report of the Legatum Commission chaired by Gus O'Donnell with Angus Deaton, Richard Layard, Martine Durand and David Halpern.

I have been awarded an Early Career Fellowship from the UK Medical Research Council to develop a wellbeing measure for use in economic evaluation of public health programmes.

I am Honorary Senior Scientist at the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit and Visiting Lecturer at the School of Economics, Makerere University, Uganda


Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)


I am co-Module Organiser for the DL module in Economic Analysis for Health Policy, and MSc Project tutor for the Masters in Public Health. I was a seminar leader for Introduction to Health Economics at the LSHTM.

I tought in the course Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Health Care for the MSc in Health Services Research; and the course Health Economics and Finance for the MPH at Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda.

I also teach a session on the economics of reproductive and sexual health at the East Africa Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Health.



My main research interest is on the measurement and determinants of subjective wellbeing and capabilities, and their use in the evaluation of complex public health interventions. My second area of interest is sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health. In particular, my work so far has been: 1) assessment of financial resources for attaining MDGs 4 and 5 in priority countries for the Countdown to 2015 initiative; 2) economic evaluations of reproductive, maternal and newborn health programmes (MaiMwana Project in Malawi; Saving Newborn Lives in Nepal and Malawi; EVA-PMDUP in Zambia and India); 3) economic evaluation of complex interventions (Good School trial to reduce violence against children in Uganda, 4) impact evaluation of a pay for performance programme in Tanzania, 5) impact and economic evaluation of an intervention to reduce teenage pregnancy in refugee settlements in Uganda as part of the RECAP project. 

Research Area
Complex interventions
Economic evaluation
Health care financing
Health outcomes
Maternal health
Public health
Impact evaluation
Mixed methods
Reproductive health
Development studies
Social Policy
Burkina Faso
Least developed countries: UN classification
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Cultural and linguistic adaptation of the multi-dimensional OXCAP-MH for outcome measurement of mental health among people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda: the Luganda version.
Katumba KR; Laurence YV; Tenywa P; Ssebunnya J; Laszewska A; Simon J; Vassall A; Kinyanda E; Greco G
Journal of patient-reported outcomes
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of integrating the management of depression into routine HIV Care in Uganda (the HIV + D trial): A protocol for a cluster-randomised trial.
Kinyanda E; Kyohangirwe L; Mpango RS; Tusiime C; Ssebunnya J; Katumba K; Tenywa P; Mugisha J; Taasi G; Sentongo H
International journal of mental health systems
How does sanitation influence people's quality of life? Qualitative research in low-income areas of Maputo, Mozambique.
Ross I; Cumming O; Dreibelbis R; Adriano Z; Nala R; Greco G
Social Science & Medicine
The Economic Costs of Childhood Disability: A Literature Review.
Shahat ARS; Greco G
International journal of environmental research and public health
Economic evaluation of the Good School Toolkit: an intervention for reducing violence in primary schools in Uganda.
Greco G; Knight L; Ssekadde W; Namy S; Naker D; Devries K
BMJ global health
Development, Validity, and Reliability of the Women's Capabilities Index.
Greco G; Skordis-Worrall J; Mills A
Journal of human development and capabilities
Comparing women's financial costs of induced abortion at a facility vs. seeking treatment for complications from unsafe abortion in Zambia.
Moore AM; Dennis M; Anderson R; Bankole A; Abelson A; Greco G; Vwalika B
Reproductive health matters
Overview, methods and results of multi-country community-based maternal and newborn care economic analysis.
Daviaud E; Owen H; Pitt C; Kerber K; Bianchi Jassir F; Barger D; Manzi F; Ekipara-Kiracho E; Greco G; Waiswa P
Health policy and planning
Malawi three district evaluation: Community-based maternal and newborn care economic analysis.
Greco G; Daviaud E; Owen H; Ligowe R; Chimbalanga E; Guenther T; Gamache N; Zimba E; Lawn JE
Health policy and planning
Developing a dataset to track aid for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, 2003-2013.
Grollman C; Arregoces L; Martinez-Alvarez M; Pitt C; Powell-Jackson T; Hsu J; Greco G; Borghi J
Scientific data
What is a good life? Selecting capabilities to assess women's quality of life in rural Malawi.
Greco G; Skordis-Worrall J; Mkandawire B; Mills A
Social science & medicine (1982)
Collecting and analysing cost data for complex public health trials: reflections on practice.
Batura N; Pulkki-Brännström A-M; Agrawal P; Bagra A; Haghparast-Bidgoli H; Bozzani F; Colbourn T; Greco G; Hossain T; Sinha R
Global health action
Oral presentation: Quality and consistency of costing in the economic evaluation of harm reduction programmes for injecting drug users
Guinness L; Harker M; Martin N; Greco G; Borghi J; Vickerman P
International Health Economics Association Congress
Methodological challenges for developing an outcome measure based on Sen's Capability approach for assessing women's wellbeing in rural Malawi
Mills A; Greco G; Skordis-Worrall J
Health Economists Study Group
Measuring time use in health economics: a methodological perspective
Pitt C; Greco G; Hanson K; Mills A
International Health Economics Association, 7th World Congress on Health Economics
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