Impact of a Health Governance Intervention on Provincial Health System Performance in Afghanistan

  • Published Date: July 2017
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Poor health governance contributes to poor health outcomes and may constrain a country’s progress in attaining the ambitious health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. Yet, governance has rarely been used as a lever to improve the performance of the health sector and health systems. Lack of a clear body of evidence linking governance interventions to better health system performance is one likely reason. Evidence of this type is not only limited, but is often anecdotal and lacks a control or comparison group.

This report details the methods and findings of a USAID-funded Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project study in Afghanistan that examined the causal impact of a provincial-level health governance intervention on the performance of provincial health systems.