Governance Matters

The overwhelming consensus of G4H2013? Governance matters. Health sector leaders gathered in Washington D.C. in August for the second roundtable on enhanced governance for the health sectors of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Governance involves decision-making by diverse stakeholders that set the strategic direction for public and private organizations; assembling and allocating resources needed to implement the strategic plan; monitoring the progress of champions; and protecting the mission of the organization.

Challenges and actions that surfaced during the interactive conversations included addressing the themes of governing decentralized ministries of health, corruption, women in leadership, and governing bodies, as did the call for measurement that tracks the impact of good governance. A variety of smart governance practices were also discussed.

The LMG Project is also proposing a set of actions to take over the next nine days, nine weeks and nine months to promote smart governance in the health sectors of LMICs.

In addition, below you’ll see the ideas and discussions that were captured on the thought board created by Sita Magnuson for #G4H2013:

James A. Rice, Ph.D., is the Project Director for the Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project.

See also  Photo Blog: Governance for Health Roundtable 2013

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