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Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence

On November 14th and 15th, USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of the Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG) hosted an event, “Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence” in Washington, DC. This follows the Marshalling the Evidence initiative, launched in September 2016, with the objective […]

Accountability, Health Governance, and Health Systems: Uncovering the Linkages

Resource Type: Report Authors: Derick W. Brinkerhoff, David Jacobstein, Jeremy Kanthor,  Dheepa Rajan and Katie Shepard Published: October 2017 Resource Description: This report presents findings and analysis related to accountability, its connections to health governance, and links to health system performance. As part of a series on governance interventions that contribute to health system performance, this report aims to […]

Do Better Laws and Regulations Promote Universal Health Coverage? A Review of the Evidence

Resource Type: Report Authors: Shreeshant Prabhakaran, Arin Dutta, Akshar Saxena, Kelsee Stromberg, David Clarke, Suneeta Sharma Published: October 2017 Resource Description: The importance of policies, laws, and regulations (referred to collectively below as “policy instances”) as instruments to support progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countries cannot be understated. However, there has been […]

A Scoping Review of the Uses and Institutionalization of Knowledge for Health Policy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Resource Type: Report Authors:  Adam Koon, Lauren Windmeyer, Maryam Bigdelli, Jodi Charles, Fadi El Jardali, Walter Flores, Jesse Uneke, Sara Bennett for the Health Finance and Governance Project. Published: October 2017 Resource Description: There is growing interest in the ways different forms of knowledge can be used to strengthen policymaking in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) health […]

Public Financial Management, Health Governance, and Health Systems

Resource Type: Report Authors: Hélène Barroy, Karima Saleh, Catherine Connor, Annie Baldridge and Elizabeth Elfman Published: October 2017 Resource Description: While the importance of governance in a health system is well recognized, there is an overall lack of evidence and understanding of the dynamics of how improved governance can influence health system performance and health outcomes. There […]

Innovative Mechanisms for Raising Revenue for the Health Sector in The Dominican Republic

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Financing and Governance project Published: August 2017 Resource Description: This brief presents projections of the revenue that could be collected through five financing mechanisms. This information will support the Government of the Dominican Republic in deciding which mechanisms to implement. It is important to consider that taxes on the consumption of soft […]

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