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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: November 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: November 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: Annie Baldridge, Elizabeth Elfman, Eunice Heredia-Ortiz, Hélène Barroy, Karima Saleh, and  Catherine Connor 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 […]

Role of Health Insurance in Strengthening the Financial Protection System in India

Exploring the institutional arrangements for linking health financing to the quality of care: Lessons from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand

Resource Type: Study Authors: Altea Cico Resource Description: As the Asia region accelerates efforts to achieve UHC, strengthening the provision of quality health care has emerged as a major priority. However, evidence on the most effective institutional arrangements for ensuring quality in health care remains limited. The role of health financing actors in ensuring quality of […]

Health sector governance: should we be investing more?

Resource Type: Report Authors: Robert Fryatt, Sara Bennett, Agnes Soucat Published: July 2017 Resource Description: Governance is central to improving health sector performance and achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, the growing body of research on governance and health has not yet led to a global consensus on the need for more investment in governance interventions to improve […]

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