Health and social protection systems need effective governance, including transparent and inclusive accountability mechanisms that ensure the continuous balancing of competing interests. Good governance must ensure the participation of public and private sector and civil society in the formulation and implementation of policies that shape countries’ health and social protection systems.
German Development Cooperation provides technical assistance in relation to the following:
- The development of effective and inclusive strategies and policies for the health and social protection sector
- The establishment of mechanisms to hold service providers and government accountable for their actions
- Development of leadership skills among key individuals
- Coordinating and harmonising the activities of various stakeholders involved in health and social protection in a country, including public, private, civil society and international actors.
Selected readings from the Healthy Developments portal
- Making local health services accountable: Social auditing in Nepal’s health sector (Case study, GHPC, 2015)
- Staying the Course: How a SWAp has sustained Kyrgyz health reforms (Case study, GHPC, 2013)
- Making leaders more effective: the first Leadership for Universal Health Coverage course (In Focus article, 2015)
- Getting Everyone on the Same Page: A knowledge management platform for development partners supporting Bangladesh’s health reform programme (In Focus article, 2014)
- Findings of the independent evaluation of Rwandan-German cooperation in health (Interview, 2014)
- How to end support after 35 years: The "exit strategy" of the Rwandan-German health programme (Article, 2013)