Recognizing the powerful potential of CSOs, and the capacity gaps that inhibit this potential, the HFG project has partnered with the White Ribbon Alliance of India (WRAI), a prominent countrywide network of grassroots CSOs engaged in FP advocacy. The project has helped develop a structured plan to provide capacity building support to CSOs, focusing on […]
Getting access to affordable, quality health care is a universal story that touches virtually every family in the world. At the same time, providing quality health services and access to trained health professionals is a challenge for governments. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 150 million people worldwide face “catastrophic expenditure” because of high […]
Governments and international donor organizations increasingly acknowledge the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in strengthening health systems. By facilitating dialogue between government and citizens on issues of health sector priorities, performance, and accountability, CSOs can help to improve health service delivery and contribute to evidence-based policy. Often, however, CSOs lack the skills and tools […]
HFG’s guide provides governments and donors practical advice on engaging civil society in health finance and governance in order to meet health sector objectives and to improve health outcomes. Our guide describes the potential and limitations of civil society engagement entry points and presents an array of tools that may be used to do so.
Civil society organizations (CSOs), particularly those working in the health sector, frequently seek opportunities to influence public health policy or share feedback on the quality or accessibility of health services. While these organizations may have important contributions
Effective health sector governance is essential to sustainable, equitable access to quality care. The USAID-funded Enabling Equitable Health Reform in Albania (EEHR) project has worked closely with health institutions and civil society at the national, regional, and facility levels
Performance-based incentive (PBI) programs are burgeoning all over the world, and can be leveraged to strengthen social accountability and overcome key challenges associated with civil society monitoring of health care providers. Community-based
Ensuring the funds allocated for health services and supplies are actually used for their intended purpose is key to increasing access to life-saving health care in low- and medium-income countries. For nearly two decades, countries and international organizations have used Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) as an important tool to strengthen the governance of health […]