Managing Director & Senior Partner
Jim Larson joined Boston Consulting Group in 2004. He is a core member of BCG’s Health Care and Social Impact practices. Jim also leads the firm’s partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Jim has spent time in BCG’s Washington DC, Mumbai, and Seattle offices, primarily working in health care and global public health. He has also led a number of related efforts engaging the private sector on global health topics, and is particularly active in the driving impact of digital in global health.
In his role leading the firm’s work with the Gates Foundation, Jim supports strategy development and execution for the foundation and their grantees. He has worked with the foundation for more than ten years, and has contributed to more than 60 projects for nearly all of their global program teams.
Before joining BCG, Jim focused on economic and health policy at Harvard University.
The promise of digital agriculture to boost farmers’ income and enhance food system resilience remains largely unrealized. But acting on three key insights can unleash the digital ag revolution.
COVID-19 will likely become endemic. If so, a global surveillance, treatment and vaccination infrastructure for monitoring and responding to outbreaks must be developed now.
What has worked, what can be improved, and what needs to be reimagined so that we are better prepared for the next pandemic and better able to improve health in the world’s poorest nations?
African governments must develop a response that is comprehensive, adaptive, and implemented effectively in order to take fast action in several areas.
The impact of COVID-19 in Africa may be mitigated by the youthful population—but a constrained health system and high incidence of other health conditions will intensify the challenge.
To meet the UN’s health-related Sustainable Development Goals, NGOs and low-income countries will have to do two to four times as much with every dollar that they currently spend.
Entrepreneurs who offer banking via mobile devices could finally put financial services within reach for 1.7 billion adults around the globe.