Three economic studies on the Prevention and Control of Animal Diseases Worldwide were conducted by the OIE in 2006 and 2007 and were financed by the World Bank:
Part I: Economic analysis - Prevention versus outbreak costs
Part II: Feasibility study - A global fund for emergency response in developing countries
Part III: Pre-feasibility study - Supporting insurance of disease losses
These three studies were presented during the International Conference co-organised by the World Bank (WB) and the World Organisation for Animal health (OIE) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations: “Global Animal Health Initiative: The Way Forward”, held in Washington DC (USA), at the World Bank Headquarters on October 9-11, 2007. The conclusions of this conference validated the findings and recommendations of the three studies.
In 2008 after an international call for tender, the OIE commissioned Civic Consulting to conduct a study on the ‘Cost of National Prevention Systems for Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in developing and transition countries’. This study was co-funded by the World Bank and the European Union. The initial aims of the study were twofold: (a) estimate the “peace time” costs of Veterinary Services allowing early detection and rapid response to emerging and re-emerging diseases in different regions, economies, animal health systems and eco-systems; and (b) develop economic indicators within the OIE-PVS Tool. The study is based on a review of relevant literature, results of in-depth research in nine OIE member countries, and an extensive analysis of possible economic indicators.
In 2009 after an international call for tender, the OIE commissioned PHYLUM to conduct a study on ‘Listing and Categorisation of Priority Animal Diseases, including those Transmissible to Humans’. This study was co-funded by the World Bank and the European Union. The objective was “to facilitate regional/national veterinary authority management decision making on priorities and categorisation of all animal diseases and animal-related threats”.