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Accountability and Transparency for Public Health Policy: Advancing Country Ownership
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Author(s): Katherine West Slevin and Cynthia Green

Primary Language: English

Date: 4/5/2013


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.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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