Definition, frameworks and measurements for health systems governance

Many people, including policy makers, struggle with how to define,  ‘frame’ and measure governance. Our Collaborative aims to be a place where people collaborate to advance the systems governance frameworks and measurement agenda. 

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Many people, including policy makers, struggle with how to define,  ‘frame’ and measure governance. Our Collaborative aims to be a place where people collaborate to advance the systems governance frameworks and measurement agenda. 

Our main goal is to arrive at frameworks which - very practically - help to assess current governance contexts at national and sub-national level. This is not an isolated exercise. Frameworks should support clear actions that will lead to improvement. 

We aim to mobilize governance experts, policy makers and implementers through virtual and face-to-face interactions, and co-produce frameworks and ways of measuring (both quantitative and qualitative) that matter in practice. We will disseminate results of this collaboration through publications and other media.

There are different ways in which you can already engage:

  • There are concrete projects on which people team up and collaborate. See our 'Collaborations' below and join in.
  • Are you a scholar or practitioner working on governance frameworks? 
    Leave us your thoughts and give us your feedback on how governance frameworks contribute to actionable governance. Comment below. 
  • Contribute a story to our ‘Voices’ section of the website where you can share experiences. See here for some examples.
  • By the end of March 2018, the Collaborative will host a Bellagio conference in Italy on Governance Frameworks, Missing Links. The lead-up to this Bellagio meeting involves interested parties from around the world who feel we need to improve on ‘framing governance’.  Are you curious, or interested in becoming part of this journey?  Let us know. Contact us here.
  • The Collaborative, together with other parties, is hosting a series of webinars on governance frameworks. See here for the webinars that already took place. If you have ideas for co-hosting such a webinar, let us know.
  • We will aim to produce a Collective photo essay and will let you know how to contribute to this soon. 

What is a thematic governance lab?

A ‘thematic governance lab’ is a methodology which brings together creative multi-disciplinary participants who are willing to think outside the box, and who are focused on local practical solutions.

Using Collaborations

Here you can upload documents or events, and work on documents jointly with other Collaborative members. For each item that it is uploaded, you can comment and interact with other members about the content or related issues.

Collaborations

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Glossary of health systems governance terms

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A major hurdle when dealing with health systems governance is the apparent lack of common language. A clear and common understanding of the meaning of specific terms in the vocabulary of health systems governance is currently missing.

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Governance frameworks: the missing links

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All around the world, people with experience in health systems policy and practice acknowledge the gap between well-designed theoretical governance frameworks and the everyday practices of governance in health systems.

Your input needed: list of health systems governance terms

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Bellagio Meeting - Day Three

Bellagio day 2

Bellagio meeting - Day Two

Bellagio meeting group photo

Bellagio Meeting - Day One

missing links video

Video: what are the missing links?

For Input: Synthesis Paper on Health Systems Governance Webinar Series on Frameworks and Missing Links