For six years, the Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project strengthened health systems to deliver more responsive services to more people by developing inspired leaders, establishing sound management systems, and promoting effective governance practices to unlock the potential of individuals, networks, organizations, and governments.
This report summarizes the Project’s activities, achievements, and results made possible with the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), under Cooperative Agreement Number AID-OAA-A-11-00015, from September 25, 2011, to September 24, 2017. The support from both USAID country and regional Missions and the Offices and Bureaus within USAID headquarters in Washington, DC, allowed us to contribute to USAID priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), maternal health, empowerment and inclusion, and health systems strengthening (HSS).
The LMG Project consortium was led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), with partners Amref Health Africa, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), Medic Mobile, and the Yale University Global Health Leadership Institute. Alongside these and other dedicated partners in more than 90 countries, we adapted tools and resources, facilitated trainings, and supported sustainable organizational development to improve the access, quality, and effectiveness of health services.
Over the life of the project, we have worked with partners at every level of the health system to advocate for the importance of strong leadership, management, and governance (L+M+G) skills for health systems strengthening; to document the added value of L+M+G in the health sector; and to improve service delivery through the development and tailoring of tools, approaches, and technical assistance.