Building the Evidence

Literature Review

Management Sciences for Health and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH)  have developed a base of evidence linking leadership, management, and governance (L+M+G) interventions to better health outcomes.

In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the LMG consortium has conducted a literature review on public health interventions (LMICs) that have focused on leadership, management, and governance in low and middle-income countries.

The JHSPH team explored the link between leadership development, financial management, strategic planning, performance improvement, and other interventions that have resulted in strengthened health systems, and, ultimately, in better health outcomes for target populations. The findings and recommendations from the review will be forthcoming.

Case Studies

The LMG team will be conducting case studies to explore and examine how leadership, management and governance interventions result in health service delivery or health system performance outcomes. The case studies will be in-depth examinations of interventions and will focus on changes in behaviors, practices, processes and outcomes in countries where the LMG Project and consortium partners have implemented leadership, management and governance interventions. The case studies will help identify how these changes occur and identify programmatic and institutional factors that may have enabled or prevented success.  The case studies will also help to shape the technical approach of the LMG global project.

Operational Research

With technical support from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the LMG team expects to conduct operations research (OR) studies that demonstrate the outcomes of leadership, management and governance interventions implemented in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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During the next program year, the LMG team will implement the first OR study that will focus on the effectiveness of leadership, management and governance intervention in one country using a quasi-experimental design.   The study – one of the first of its kind – will help to examine the effectiveness of the technical approach in one country.

Findings and recommendations will be disseminated among in-country stakeholders, implementers, researchers, and other key stakeholders with vested interest in the application of leadership, management and governance interventions on public health programs implemented in LMICs.

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