The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Katherine West Slevin and Cynthia Green
Primary Language: English
Civil society organizations (CSOs) can make an important contribution to health programs and public welfare by encouraging governments to involve citizens and technical specialists in identifying and addressing important human needs. Good governance exists when decisionmakers are accountable to the public; processes are transparent; institutions and information are directly accessible; and the government is able to serve the needs of its people effectively. The Health Policy Project prepared this brief to provide leaders of CSOs working in family planning, HIV care and treatment, and maternal health with guidance on ensuring good governance, social accountability, and transparency.
This is one of two briefs focused on advancing country ownership for improved health. The other brief can be accessed here: Networking and Coalition Building for Health Advocacy: Advancing Country Ownership.