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Good governance for medicines initiatives: Exploring lessons learned

Authors: Jillian Clare Kohler and Natalia Ovtcharenko
Published by: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center
Date: May 2013

This U4 Issue paper examines select global initiatives in the area of good governance and medicines that have been applied since the year 2000. These initiatives taken by the World Bank, the WHO and the Global Fund, as well as the Medicines Transparency Alliance, have been particularly useful in generating a political and policy dialogue around the issue of pharmaceutical system good governance. The main findings of this paper include, for example, that these initiatives identify weaknesses in the pharmaceutical system and can provide important baseline data, and one of its recommendations focuses on the need for political analysis.

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