Decentralisation, governance and health-system performance : ‘where you stand depends on where you sit’

Abstract: Drawing on evidence from Bolivia, Chile, India, Pakistan, Philippines, and Uganda, it is shown that a balance between centralisation of some functions and decentralisation of others, along with improved mechanisms of accountability, is needed to achieve health system objectives.

Author(s): Mitchell, Andrew; Bossert, Thomas J.

Source(s): , Development policy review; Vol. 28, Issue 6 p. 669-691, ill., tabs Development policy review Vol. 28, Issue 6

Published: 2010 Blackwell, Oxford (English



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