The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Health Policy Project
Primary Language: English
This brief describes the Health Policy Project’s perspective on systems change, the expertise needed for effective engagement in the policy process, implementation steps for capacity initiatives, and evaluation. It will be of particular use for those interested in capacity-strengthening approaches specific to policy, advocacy, governance, and finance. For sustained change, HPP encourages its partners to take a systems approach that addresses capacity needs at interrelated levels: individual, organizational, and systems.
For information on the project's implementation of this approach, see the Capacity Development Topics page, which also includes practical resources such as HPP's recently developed Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) Suite of Tools. The tools are specifically designed to assist organizations with building their capacity related to health policy by
- Establishing a baseline of the organization’s capacity in key areas
- Promoting organizational dialogue, learning, and standard setting
- Informing the development of a capacity-strengthening plan for addressing organizational priorities