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Good Governance in Civil Society Organizations (eManager)

The concept of good governance has gained prominence in development programs over the past decade. Good governance in the health sector and other sectors that have an impact on health is recognized as essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Ministries of health and donors are increasingly looking to civil society organizations (CSOs) as active [more…]

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Strengthening Governance in Pharmaceutical Systems: A Compendium of Country Case Studies

The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program and its predecessor programs have assisted numerous countries in strengthening governance to promote robust decision making, enhance accountability, reduce opportunities for corruption, and improve efficiencies to enable better access to and use of quality-assured medicines. This compendium draws on these experiences and provides [more…]

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Leaders Who Govern: Companion Guide

This guide was developed as an abbreviated companion to the longer Management Sciences for Health publication Leaders Who Govern, with two main goals: To facilitate finding practical information about specific aspects of good governance To facilitate the teaching and testing knowledge of various dimensions of good governance of students, new board members, and others interested [more…]

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The Program for Organizational Growth, Resilience, and Sustainability (PROGRES)

PROGRES is a master organizational capacity assessment tool developed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) staff in February 2014. The tool provides a general overview of organizational capacity through a participatory process, and facilitates civil society organizations (CSOs) and government institutions to identify areas within their own organizations that require support to foster sustainability and [more…]

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Cultivating Accountability for Health Systems Strengthening

When accountability is strengthened, the opportunity for corruption diminishes, and beneficial outcomes of the health system, such as responsiveness, equity, and efficiency surge. This Cultivating Accountability for Health Systems Strengthening guide explores the nine domains of cultivating accountability, and also presents a variety of tools and resources to support the activities in these nine domains.

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Resource Mobilization Implementation Kit (I-Kit)
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The term resource mobilization refers to all activities undertaken by an organization to secure new and additional financial, human and material resources to advance its mission. Inherent in efforts to mobilize resources is the drive for organizational sustainability. The Resource Mobilization Implementation Kit (I-Kit) takes users through each step of the resource mobilization process, from [more…]

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Leaders Who Govern
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This book is designed to help you explore, adapt, develop, master, support, and apply the practices of good governance in the context of health. The principles and practices you will find in this book apply to most types of organizations and also to sectors beyond health though focus in this book is to support better health care and greater health impact.

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Stewarding Resources for Health Systems Strengthening
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Stewardship is the ethical use of common resources in pursuit of financially efficient outcomes. This guide explores the nature of the practice of stewarding scarce resources (human, financial, political, and technological), and principles and activities that will strengthen your organization’s capacity for such stewardship.

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How to Govern the Health Sector and its Institutions Effectively (eManager)
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This issue of The eManager focuses on governing in the health sector, and presents four effective governing practices and their nine key enablers. It shows how health leaders and managers can contribute to a better-governed institution and, ultimately, improve health services and the health of the people they serve.

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Health Systems in Action: An eHandbook for Leaders and Managers

The eHandbook emphasizes the central, critical element of every health system: people. It shows how to build leadership and management skills for yourself and your organization. It also covers management of the specific systems essential to an overall health system – governance, human resources, finances, supply chain management, health information and association monitoring and evaluation, and health service delivery. This tool can also be accessed as individual topical chapters.

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