[Ip-health] The World Bank definition of "high income" has slipped, in relative terms, compared to high income OECD countries | Knowledge Ecology International

Jamie Love james.love at keionline.org
Thu Nov 28 06:32:13 PST 2013


I have looked at the World Bank definition of "high income", which the USTR
has proposed trying to some IPR concessions in the TPP.   The short
version, since 1987, the World Bank standard has fallen from 49.3 to 33.5
percent of the average of countries the World Bank defines as high income.
 The World Bank standard is now just 25 percent of US income.  For
medicines, particularly those with relative flat global pricing, the World
Bank definition is not realistic, regarding ability to pay.  Jamie

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