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A Framework to Assess Governance of Health Systems in Low Income Countries

Baez Camargo, Claudia and Jacobs, Eelco. (2011) A Framework to Assess Governance of Health Systems in Low Income Countries. Working Paper Series, 11.

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Abstract

As awareness of the role governance in the performance of health systems has increased, so has the need to come up with systematic means to evaluate governance shortcomings to develop adequate interventions. This working paper describes a framework to assess governance in the health systems of low-income countries that is intended to have empirical applicability with a problem-driven approach. The analysis is grounded on a re-categorization of governance dimensions for greater heuristic power, with an emphasis made on the importance of strategic systems design and accountability. The proposed methodology includes mapping of both formal and informal institutions, actors and networks. This underscores the idea that in order to properly address governance weaknesses it is of utmost importance to have an insight into whether the interplay of formal and informal norms facilitates or undermines system performance.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Basel Institute on Governance
UniBasel Contributors:Baez-Camargo, Claudia and Jacobs, Eelco
Item Type:Working Paper
Publisher:Basel Institute on Governance
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Discussion paper / Internet publication
Language:English
Last Modified:23 Nov 2018 16:49
Deposited On:16 Nov 2018 14:30

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