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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2016Civil society monitoring and advocacy that is vertically integrated across different levels of action is one strategy for seeking government accountability. This case study summary is one of a set of seven from the Philippines. Each discusses a civil society campaign in a different sector, and draws out lessons for vertical integration.Document
ICT-facilitated accountability and engagement in health systems: a review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for accountability projectsInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mHealth innovations hold great potential to improve health systems and health outcomes while at the same time enhancing citizen engagement and accountability. Yet there has been little assessment of the impact of mHealth innovations on the ground.Document
Multi-level pro-poor health governance, statistical information flows and the role of regional organisations in South America and Southern AfricaPoverty Reduction and Regional Integration, 2016Health governance has become multi-layered as the combined result of decentralisation, regional integration and the emergence of new actors nationally and internationally. Whereas this has – in principle – enhanced the installed capacity for health response worldwide, this complexity also poses serious challenges for health governance and policy-making.Document2012In the last decades, citizen initiatives formed by academia, the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in various Latin American countries have emerged seeking greater participation in social oversight of their cities’ public policies. The report card methodology is one of the tools these initiatives have used.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2007Brazil’s participatory policy councils may have gained less international attention than Participatory Budgeting. Yet the thousands of sectoral participatory policy councils that have come into being since the early 1990s, with their hundreds of thousands of civil society representatives, are as significant a democratic innovation.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2015In 2009, the government of Benin embarked on a series of policy initiatives to increase public access to health services, especially for pregnant women, children under age 5, and the poor.Document
Are service-delivery NGOs building state capacity in the global south?: experiences from HIV/AIDS programmes in rural UgandaEffective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2013It is argued that NGOs, through their technocratic interventions, can have progressive impacts on political processes in developing countries. This paper investigates the role of service delivery NGOs in building state capacity in the global south, examining a Ugandan NGO called the AIDS Support Organisation (TASO) as a case study.DocumentEffective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2014Over the past 15 years, Cambodia has made significant strides in expanding effective access to free healthcare for poor people, thanks largely to ‘Health Equity Funds’ (HEFs), a multi-stakeholder health-financing mechanism. This paper argues that HEFs have been a relatively successful mechanism for expanding access to free healthcare to the poor.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2015The origin of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been traced to the likely confluence of a virus, a bat, a two-year-old child and an underequipped rural health centre.DocumentInternational Organisations Research Institute, 2014Health is an indispensable public good. At the national level, it has been manifested in the commitment of the BRICS members of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to scale up health financing. At the global level, it is evidenced by the international community progress on the three health-related Millennium Development Goals.