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Political economy

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May

Situation Analysis on Social Accountability in the Health Sector
DFID/Nepal Health Sector Programme III (NHSP3)

The Pact-led Social Accountability in the Health Sector (SAHS) programme helps the U.K. Agency for International Development (DFID) support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to more effectively promote social accountability (SA) within the health sector in Nepal. SAHS collaborates closely with MOH and other health sector stakeholders to promote learning and good SA practices from within and outside the health sector and to facilitate greater stakeholder coherence and coordination. SAHS also offers a platform to critically examine SA practices, extract valuable lessons, and explore how …

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2

May

Social Accountability in the Health Sector Programme (SAHS)
Applied Political Economy Analysis (Baseline)

As part of a core set of analytical products to be developed for DFID and its implementers for the Social Accountability in the Health Sector (SAHS) programme, Pact conducted an Applied Political Economy Analysis (APEA) to examine a cross-section of institutional factors and underlying incentives that affect prospects for promoting SA within the health sector. The APEA is the foundational activity of SAHS’s implementation period and follows a baseline Situation Analysis conducted during the inception phase. The Situation Analysis provided …

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2

Apr

Enhancing return on social investment

India has a rich history of corporate spending on the social sector as a part of social responsibility. The 2013 Companies Act formalised and mandated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spends based on specific criteria. Enough has been written since then about CSR activities in various sectors. One of the emerging areas of discussion is the need for organisations to focus on assessment and measurement – what is their CSR strategy/programme accomplishing and, how can it be measured? The goal of …

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May

Technology innovation hubs and policy engagement

Many technology innovation hubs are developing civic tech solutions to pressing local commercial and social issues. But their full potential to contribute to a more vibrant local policy ecosystem is yet to be achieved. Changes in attitude, strategic outlook and partnership-building are required. This research provides ideas for hubs, policy-makers and donors to consider in order to improve policy engagement and co-creation in the future.

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Feb

Uganda: Aligning Local and National Concern for Maternal Health

Pregnancy should be a time of great joy. But for women in Uganda, who risk death or serious disability due to low-quality health services, it can also be a time of great peril. According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, 438 Ugandan women die for every 100,000 live births in the country. This figure compares to 140 per 100,000 in South Africa and just four in Norway. The White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) Uganda has spent years working to …

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